London has a successful cycle hire scheme known as “Boris Bikes”, and has hosted some big cycling events this year – the Tour de France and the Prudential RideLondon. But what is it like for the ordinary cyclist?
Some people are still riding old-fashioned bikes with wicker baskets.
Some take it more seriously. (I’ve no idea if he is a Brazilian international cyclist or a tourist.)
Other people offer taxi services. (Of course this cab company does in fact have cars…but no proofreader.)
These “Bikeaway” cycle lockers are a great idea if you are worried about bicycle thieves.
I used to cycle to work in London, first from Islington to the City, and then from Kentish Town to Whitehall. It could be scary sometimes, but it wasn’t until I moved to India that I actually sought divine protection for my bike.
Cycling in London isn’t really THAT dangerous, but there are some hazards….so do take care!