Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Cycling round London










Inspired by GB's incredible performances in the velodrome at this year's Olympics, I've now taken to cycling the streets of London truely believing I'm the new Chris Hoy! And now that I'm noticing everything cycling related, my eyes were instantly attracted in this morning's paper to an article about the new TfL redesigned cycling web pages. Not only does the website ask London's thousands of keen cyclists (500,000 cycle journeys made in the capital each day - a 91% rise since 2000) to pass on their wisdom to others, the site also tells us of various events, how to get started with safety tips, maintenance, training, avoiding theft (David Cameron should have taken a look!), bikes on public transport and supplies us with very useful maps and guides to plan our journeys from quieter streets to scenic routes - plus there's a photography competition to win £600 worth of cycling and photography vouchers! So, take a look, save a few quid on the underground, dust off the bike (and camera) and start pedalling ... I suppose all I need to do now is push for a shower to be installed at work!! Pwoah ...


little andrew

8 comments:

Daniel said...

I am much better at cycling than you.

www.stlukes.co.uk said...

still the most dangerous form of transport known to man. both your heads will burst like ripe water melons.

kathryn said...

bah humbug

Daniel said...

Still i'd rather the danger then sniff someones armpit on the tube....

emily said...

Can we get tax-free bikes through the company?

little andrew said...

I know at least a dozen forms of transport more dangerous to man - catapult, human cannonball, jet packs, teleportation, hoverboard and dragons.

little andrew said...

I'm pretty sure there is a scheme through the government that you can claim something back from purchasing a bike and riding to and from work

Andy's Twin said...

Like it little bro, i'm on to the biking thing as well. the only problem for me is that i can't get my tools on it, so i'll have to wait for the weekends