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Big Riding

I should feature more cycling on the blog, as apart from when it’s horrible weather like this I can mostly be found on my bike zipping around town. It’s my favourite way of navigating the press day maze and is pretty much always quicker than public transport. I’ll even forgive cycling for beefing up my thighs to the extent that I can’t fit into my Prada trousers. Still hurts though.

Cycling has opened up my hometown, joining up the dots between the tube stops and giving me some amazing views. Waterloo bridge is one of the loveliest views of London, especially when you’re not trudging along the pavement or stuck in traffic on a bus, and, it’s free!

This Saturday I’m really excited about the Big Ride, it’s a mass cycle promoting a safe, Dutch style of city cycling ahead of the mayoral elections. Cycling in the Netherlands is a dream, it’s so far removed from the bike/taxi/tourist nightmare which London cycling can so often be so any step towards a more Dutch approach to city cycling gets my thumbs up. If you’re into bikes or you just want London to be more pleasant place, come along!

pictures from The Sartorialist

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  • http://twitter.com/mat_buckets Matthew P

    i still haven’t found an affordable bike, most people i know who have one got them either free or found them

  • jude brosnan

    I’ll be there with my ladies. Look out for a white tandem. We’ll probably be adhering to the red and white theme. Gingham anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?
    Jude
    http://www.ispeakbike.blogspot.com

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  • http://www.cochinechine.com/clothing.html?cat=46 Molly Floor

    This is also the main reason why I prefer to bring bicycle than motors and cars. This was refreshing and economically less splendid. You can tour on distinct and mild place like forest which is not acquirable by cars and motors.

  • http://beautifulamulet.wordpress.com/ Amuletbeautiful

    I really want to get into cycling but just always want the best of whatever i invest in, do you know of any affordable bikes that are good for around town?