Whether you commute by bike to get to work, school, college or Uni or simply for leisure, cycling is advantageous. It’s a low maintenance form of travel and is a great way to keep fit, although it can be risky to cycle on busy London roads.
Here’s a hassle free cycling guide:
Cycling is a great way to get around London because it’s simply quicker than driving your car, getting a bus or travelling on a crowded train.
Even though you might find it tiring first thing in the morning, once you’ve completed your journey, you are likely to remain alert throughout the day.
The benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
You are likely to save money, since there would be no need to buy petrol, pay for a parking slot or travel card.
Environmental friendly because there is no emission.
Did you know that you can park several bikes in 1 car slot, which is a great way to save space and you don’t need to pay the Congestion Charge?
A number of police ride bikes in Central London to help patrol the capital.
Apparently regular cycling reduces the chances of heart disease and helps to lower blood pressure.
The social side is rewarding as you can meet up with other cyclists and enjoy a joint ride at cycling clubs or events. Compared to driving, other members of your household or friends can experience a family day out and cycle simultaneously.
If you’re stuck for routes to follow, visit Transport for London (TFL) journey planner for assistance. Their system will notify you about planned essential maintenance work or impending delays, to help you map out your route.
The beauty of this system is that it provides suggested cycle routes, duration of your journey, signposts and maps for guidance.
Fancy receiving travel alerts sent to your inbox to help plan a head?
TFL also provides leisure routes for cycling in parks and around the embankments.
Find some of the favourite places to cycle in London here:
Richmond Park SW15
Home to beautiful cycling routes
Herne Hill Velodrome SE24
Home to racing and events, sessions and training where tracks have been designed to accommodate all-weather types.
Regents park NW1
Check out the cycling routes.
Crystal Palace in SE19
For cycling events.
Cycle from Hyde Park Corner up to Serpentine road and view the river. Hire a Barclay’s bike.
Although cycling can be seen as risky, it is worth getting familiar with road safety. Planning your route before leaving home, wearing appropriate cycling gear, using proper road indications and being mindful of other road users, makes cycling less of a hassle. And remember to secure your bike when it’s not in use by using a good quality lock.