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Everything London #16 – Cycle

I’ve actually seen quite a few people using these over the last couple of months, even Arnold Schwarzenegger – such a great initiative and so proud of it!

They have quite a few park and pick up points all around the city which makes it easy and convenient hence widely used. I guess it would become much more popular in summer also, especially on a day like this when the sunshine is out and about. Although it is not cheap that I tend to think I may as well just catch public transport. Also there are practical issues to consider before using like do you know the route, do you know whether there is a return point when you arrive, I’m wearing a suit or whatever. Of course the other thing is safety as anyone who rides on a regular basis would know that it is quite dangerous to cycle on the roads in this city. So I usually just cycle on the pathment, which is illegal in some countries, but lucky not in the UK. But at least you don’t run the risk of your bike being stolen which happens so often here.

***Photography by journeyexplorer

  1. Mikie Mike
    April 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    yeah, its real hassle when ur bike get stolen. A day out can turn really expensive when u add the cost of a bike into it. I think the Boris Bikes are really good when u make a day of it. Just ride everwhere on a Sunday when the sun is out and return points are around most tube stations anyway.

    • April 12, 2011 at 2:06 am

      but if you are riding from one tube to another, why don’t you just take the tube, since it might cost you the same?!?!?

  2. Mikie Mike
    April 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I suppose its good exercise and u get to see the sun! Doesnt happen too much in London so gotta make the most of it. For example it would be nice to ride From Oxford Circus to Hype Park and chill, have a picnic before going back to Picadilly to return the bike.

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