There are many ways of getting to Triple Cycles and for some brief directions please view the maps available from the links below and read whatever directions are applicable to your method of travel.
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Triple Cycles is located very close to the junction of Wanstead Park Road and Empress Avenue, on the westerly side of Wanstead Park Road. From the North Circular there are two simple approaches. Leaving the A.406 North Circular at the A.12 junction follow the A.12 towards Romford. After just 150 meters from the roundabout there is a slip road through the central reservation. This is just after the ESSO fuel station. Do not take this slip, but be prepared to take the next slip after another 300, meters through the central reservation into The Drive. There is a large church on the left hand side of The Drive as you turn right into it. Follow The Drive until is starts to drop away, down towards some traffic lights. Take the last available right hand turning into a side road called Empress Avenue. There is a red GPO pillar box on the corner of The Drive and Empress Avenue. There is a small (painted on the road only) roundabout in Empress Avenue, here continue straight along Empress Avenue. As it falls away, prepare to stop at the junction with Wanstead Park Road. Looking about 45 degrees left at this junction will allow you to see Triple Cycles. Parking is a little difficult, please be aware of the restriction imposed by the yellow line indicators painted on the road near the gutters and on the kerb stones. Motorcycles are free to park on the 'forecourt' if there is space.
It is also possible to approach from the next North Circular junction, the one at Ilford. This is a rather more complicated junction, as most of it is constructed on raised sections of road as it had to be built above the River Roding and existing railway right of way. However, exit the North Circular and turn towards Ilford. You will immediately be crossing the River Roding on an old bridge. Turn left at the first traffic lights into Mill Road. After some 200 meters Mill road goes under the railway right of way in a small tunnel. This is so old and narrow that traffic flow is control by lights. After climbing out of the short tunnel turn first left into York Road. After 150 meters you have to turn right (there are no alternate roads) into Wanstead Park Road. Triple Cycles appears on the left hand side after 400 meters where the road wiggles in a 'S' shaped bend.
There are two local train stations that are good starting places for giving directions for access to Triple Cycles. There are Ilford Station, which is on the surface train network that has its London terminus at Liverpool Street, and Redbridge Station, which is on the Underground 'Tube' network and is on the 'Central' Line. After arriving at either of these station please follow the Shanks Pony directions below. From Redbridge there is a bus service, number 366, that comes along Easten Avenue and down The Drive (as described in the vehicle section above). The driver will indicate to you, if you ask, when you are near the end of The Drive, and where to alight.
From Ilford Station, turn left out of the main front exit of the station and walk about 80 meters to the junction of York Road. There is a Lloyds Bank on this corner. Turn left into York Road and continue until York Road turns right and become Wanstead Park Road. Triple Cycles appears on the left hand side after 400 meters where the road wiggles in a 'S' shaped bend.
From Redbridge Station, turn south out of the station exit and cross under the A.12 road, called Eastern Avenue, using the pedestrian footpath. Negotiate to Wanstead Park Road, which runs parallel to the North Circular but at ground level. The North Circular Road does not have a public footpath. After 1.3 kilometers Triple Cycles appears on the right hand side after the junction with Empress Avenue, and opposite a GPO pillar box.
London City Airport is but a few kilometers from Triple Cycles and can be a useful starting point for a visit. A taxi from this airport will cost about GB pounds 15.00 or public transport is available to either of the above mentioned stations. If you arrive at Heathrow or Gatwick there are rapid train services into Central London and then slower train services out to the above stations. From London City Airport it is possible to access the Dockland Light Railway, which connects at Stratford to either the surface rail lines to Ilford and the underground to Barking.
This method is not advisable as there are a number of high tension power lines in the area. However there are large open spaces nearby, for example Ilford Golf Club, the City of London Cemetery or Wanstead Flats. All can be viewed by making a suitable selection from the links from either of the multimap.com pages linked to above. Please be warned that the River Roding is wet, cold and not terribly accessible........