Now that the wettest winter on record is finally over, it’s time to dust off the old bicycle. The benefits of cycling are numerous. Breathe that fresh spring air into your lungs, get your blood pumping and help shed those last few winter pounds. If you already own a bicycle then it is basically free transport with a killer workout thrown in.
Flemings has put together some cycle tour ideas to explore our magnificent city.
The Nature Tour
London’s great parks provide the ideal location for safely enjoying nature on your bike.
Regent’s Park & Primrose Hill
Start your London Cycle tour with a spectacular view of London from the iconic Primrose Hill. Then head down the hill to sample the exciting attractions of Regent’s Park. Visit the ZSL London Zoo in the heart of Regent’s Park before enjoying a refreshing drink and quick snack in a shady spot.
Coast along the shady paths and through the dappled sunshine of Hyde Park, leaving the rustle of leaves in your wake. Include a lap of the Serpentine, sample a delicious bite at one of the park’s two waterside restaurants and stop to marvel at the The Serpentine Bridge, the impressive Achilles statue and the Joy of Life fountain.
The Food Tour
Work up an appetite as you explore London’s best food markets by bicycle. Plan your culinary expedition on a Saturday and you will find the majority of London’s best food markets open. Start north of the river at Berwick Street Market and then south east to Borough Market and Maltby Street Market.
How to plan your London Cycle Tour
Use the TFL journey planner or your favourite mapping website or App.
Where To Hire Bicycles In London?
If you don’t own a bicycle then don’t worry, there are many places to hire a bicycle in London. One of the easiest ways to hire a bicycle in London is Barclays Cycle Hire.
Barclays Cycle Hire
Barclays Cycle Hire is ideal for short London Cycling journeys. Pick-up your bike from a docking station, ride to your destination and then drop the bike off at the nearest docking station. Charges for bike access start at £2 and rides less than 30 minutes are free!
Read more about Barclays London Cycle Hire
Remember to always wear appropriate safety equipment, plan your route carefully and ride safely.