We’re always being told that cycling is the best way of getting about big cities. But, really, is it? Yes, and London is no exception to the rule. Epic landmarks, beautiful parks, a public transport network that’s bursting at the seams like a sumo wrestler’s skinny cotton trousers. Seriously. Get on your bike. It’s truly the ultimate vehicle to explore our capital city.
Still not convinced? Looking for us to expand on this argument? Looking for us to explain exactly why cycling is the best way to get around London? Fine. No problem. We’re happy to do this. In fact, we’ll do it now.
Here’s the definitive list of reasons you should sack off trains and buses, and travel by bicycle instead. On top of that, we’ve teamed up with Continental Tyres and are offering cyclists the chance to win a spot on the sold-out RideLondon 100 sportive.
1) The Freedom
While vital train lines get clogged up by fallen leaves, and carelessly discarded takeaway kebab boxes, you’re free to pedal hither and thither without interruption. When you’re on a bicycle, you’re basically your own boss. Traffic jams? No problem? Cancelled trains? No problem. Cyclists can set-off when they want, go whichever way they want, and travel through life to the rhythms of their own improvised timetable.
We’re not saying Mel Gibson was referring to cycling in London when he made that classic pre-battle speech in Braveheart, but next time you’re pedalling past a load of disgruntled car drivers in the capital…why not scream “FREEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM” at the top of your lungs? Go on. We dare you.