Unfortunately the train service from Redhill up to London is going to be severely disrupted in just over a weeks time. Rather than using the undoubtedly rubbish replacement bus service I was thinking of commuting up on the bike. I have never done this before so was just wondering if this is something that other people on here do and if so what is the best route and the best place to park up. I work on Liverpool Street so would ideally like somewhere around there. I would hope to be here by 8:00am. Would all the parking be gone by then?
No idea about commuting in from Surrey as I dont live there, sorry.
You may want to recce the parking in the area around where you work to see how full it gets and when. Also look out for the parking charges etc. If youre on good terms with people in the area and or at work ask around to find out if theres any office parking lots that may be available. Dont ask dont get !!
Avoid Brixton. There are roadworks forcing 3 lanes into 1 and it is a nightmare. It seems this setup will be permanent once the roadworks are complete as it seems they are widening the pavement, and narrowing the road Lessismore told me about a fantastic alternative - go to Herne Hill and then take Milkwood Road which bypasses Brixton altogether.
On parking, I would totally recommend you speak to your workplace’s facilities management people about parking on work premises. The benefits of not having to use public parking bays cannot be overstated. Do whatever you need to to get your bike in a private area, even if that involves sleeping with your Head of Property Services!
For parking, check out http://www.parkingforbikes.com/map/ for location of bays and car parks. There’s a city of london car park on Commercial street which may be good for you. All city of london car parks are free for motorbikes I believe, and I think most NCP car parks have big discounts for motorbikes.