It’s much easier to get across the south of the city, thanks largely to the Pedway network. The Orbital Pedway is signposted clearly from the Royal Hospital and the Worcester Woods country park; it’s almost entirely traffic free for the three miles to Diglis Bridge.
The latest improvement is a cycle path through the grounds of St Mark’s Church, a generous decision by the church authorities which avoids the need to follow the Bath Road. Watch out in wet weather for the path from Waverley Street to Diglis Bridge, which can get a little waterlogged.
Diglis Bridge is of course a superb crossing, and delivers you directly to Lower Wick.