This is a ride around the communal and public open spaces of Hackney. It makes extensive use of Hackney's network of cycle routes.
Although you could do the whole ride in a couple of hours, it will more likely take between half a day and whole day, depending on how many short cuts you take, how many gardens you stop at and for how long. The distance varies between 8.6 and 12.9 km, depending on whether you take the optional loop to Victoria Park. (Section 2).
The ride starts and finishes at Hackney Central Station. It can also be started and finished at London Fields Station (not open on Sundays) or at Hoxton Station (see Section 4). For a longer ride, it can be combined with the Bloomsbury - Shoreditch Ride, which adds 12.7 km to the distance.