My commute (11km, about 40-45 mins):
Start off cycling south on Palmerston Road in Bowes Park. This is a relief road for Green Lanes with most traffic headed north to the A406. It’s lined with cars on both sides. That, coupled with the fact that I am cycling against the traffic does mean it is often hairy.
Eventually I join Mary Neuner Road (really) and the disused gasometers. Lovely bit of road with hardly any cars.
Wightman Road next, uphill there but undulating, and obviously downhill home. There’s frequent traffic islands and drivers are generally cautious with their overtakes; there is often not enough time and distance to complete it. The traffic is steady too, meaning there is little to be gained from driving past anyway.
Finsbury Park is top notch. Love the descent and generally coast it.
Through Brownswood Park, where the streets are mostly filtered – lovely.
Round the Newington Green gyratory, which is fine, taking Mildmay Park before turning onto CS1. Pick up the morning peloton all the way (Pitfield Street) to the crossing with Old Street.
Paul Street is a bit annoying as there’s a lot of construction traffic at the moment. And a shared space junction, which is everyone for themselves but in a gingerly manner.