Cycling in London is gaining ground. In the last twenty years, the number of journeys by bike every day has more than doubled. Whatever you’re using your bike for, London is a highly accessible city with a range of schemes that have been developed for cyclists. The introduction of the Santander-sponsored bike hire scheme means that you do not have to own a bike to take advantage of the fantastic cycle routes around the city. There are currently over 11,000 bikes for hire in London, available at over 750 docking stations. 24-hour bike access costs just £2 which provides unlimited flexibility. In addition, folded bicycles can be carried on all public transport in London making journeys much more straightforward. Cyclists are also permitted to cycle free of charge along bus lanes in London, which makes the morning commute much quicker and easier. In a city notorious for its traffic, a bike certainly avoids the stress of driving and the discomfort of the stuffy and overcrowded underground ensuring that you get to any important meetings on time. At the weekend, London’s Royal Parks and cycle paths along the Thames are the destinations of choice for cyclists. Playing host to some beautiful scenery, these natural treasures are a refreshing break from bustling urban life in the city. A cycle ride and picnic in Hyde Park is the perfect way to enjoy a Sunday. Whether you’re in London for work or on holiday, a bike is the ideal mode of transport. Hop on and enjoy the ride.

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Bike Citizens in London enjoy...
2.6 hour(s)
on the bike/week
3.8 average

Bike Culture

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