London is one of the world’s most popular cities for cyclists, and it’s believed that over twenty million journeys are made on bikes here every year. But as the Canal & River Trust reports, it’s not just old-fashioned streets or guided group or private tours which cyclists in this city can enjoy. With seemingly endless options for getting out and about near the rivers, canals, and waterways which the city has by the bucketload, you can enjoy some fresh air and gorgeous surroundings.
London have embraced cyclists, with TfL planning new strategic cycling routes across the city, there are even more places to explore. TfL are committed to making cycling priority, increasing the physical fitness of Londoners.
In one week, it will be Valentine’s Day - the most romantic day of the year, and a chance for people of all creeds, codes and sexes to come together and celebrate mankind’s greatest accomplishment - the power of love.
Here at London Bicycle Tour Company, It also just happens to be one of our favourite dates in the calendar. Our bicycle tours are a great novel idea for couples, no matter what day of the year - we regular have people on first dates riding with us, as well as older couples who have been together for years.
As the managers here at London Bicycle Tour Company, my colleague Pierre and I deal with all incoming correspondence here at the Wharf, and work hard to answer questions and provide as much info as we can to our customers in-store and to everyone going out on a bike tour with us. Understandably, some questions come up more than others, so I’m going to address the main one we get here.
What happens if we get a puncture?
Here at London Bicycle, we’re a firm believer that bicycles help to bring people together. Running several different guided tour routes all around London throughout the year, people from all around the world get together and mingle to take in the sights of London on two wheels. Friendships are formed and memories are made - but sometimes, romance can be on the cards!
Hi! Kiwi from London Bicycle and Cycle Cities here. In my role helping to run a bike tour company and managing an international network of bicycle tour operators, I have cycled in many cities around the world and have gotten a pretty good idea of which cities are good for cycling, and which are nightmares!
London Bicycle Tour Company is a fast-paced, dynamic business with a small team. We love to work hard but also know how to enjoy ourselves, whether it's catching up for a drink after work, chatting with customers from all around the world, or even heading out on business meetings - which aren't always what you'd usually expect!
Over the last two decades the number of cyclists on London’s streets has more than doubled, but the number of fatal accidents has not. While the most common cause of cyclists being hurt and sadly killed on our streets is a vehicle turning left as a cyclist goes straight, technological developments in line with rising awareness have helped to make roads safer for bicycle users.