Start cycling in London

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Silviu Martin

In love with biking, I ran Martin Cycling Adventures for 7 years, organising bike trips for citizens of the world. Once, I cycled 4000 km across Europe unsupported. Currently leading the development of an indoor cycling app.

Riding a bike is a great way to boost your mental health, get fitter and save the planet. Not to mention it’s faster than most other transportation options in crowded London. If you’ve been put off by the dangers of cycling in traffic and how expensive it can be, don’t despair! We’ve put together the resources to get you cycling in London safely on our selected London cycle routes!

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I love bicycling

The benefits of cycling for your mental health

Although many people may hop on a bike to lose weight or embrace an active lifestyle, a very valuable side effect is a happier, more stable life. Feeling connected helps us feel more secure and confident in ourselves and we become more aware of our surroundings — we see beauty in things we didn’t before. It makes us feel more alive and better able to deal with the ups and downs of life. It is an adventure, a journey of discovery that provides a sense of freedom and a connection to oneself that can be new and reinvigorating.

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Cycling for Beginners: 6 Need-to-Know Tips to Get Started

From the outside looking in, cycling looks simple—all you have to do is pedal, right? But it can sometimes come off as intimidating if you’re brand new to getting back on the bike for the first time in a few years. You might find yourself thinking, “Wait, I need more gear?” or simply, “Yikes. Spandex.” But once you take that first ride, we’re sure you’ll be hooked by the sense of freedom, adventure, and joy so commonly felt on the bike.

Cycling routes

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The Surrey Hills - London Cycle Routes

Hit the hills hard with this shorter loop – it will test what your legs are made of, and you'll see why the Surrey Hills are one of the favourite destinations for London cyclists. You'll wind in and out of forests and catch beautiful views as you dip and dive on quiet lanes.

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Tour de Richmond Park - London Cycle Routes

The Richmond Park tour is a 10km ride for a beginner cyclists. The landspaces are incredible anytime of year and the terrain is mostly flat, with a 26m in elevation difference. Weekends are super crowded, so it’s best that you find your way to your park beginning or mid-week.

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Road bicycles

Specialized Allez E5 2021 Road Bike

£800

All too often, corners are cut to meet price-points in the entry-level road bike market, but the Specialized Allez redefines what it means to be "entry level." Focusing on weight, refinement, and reliability like nothing else in its class, the Allez is the first to make these technologies accessible to everyone. Whether you're just getting into road cycling, commuting, or looking for a new bike, the Allez is just as performance-packed as it is versatile.

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Electric bikes

Aventon Pace 250 - Step-through Electric bike

£1400

The Aventon Pace 250 step-through is the one of the latest ebikes from Aventon! It has been built around a Cruiser geometry, using an Alu frameset and 650B wheels, so they’re super comfortable with the smaller wheel/bigger tyre combination making them perfect for potholed city roads and gravel paths alike.

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Clothing and gear

Clothing and bicycle gear

£190

If you’re planning to start cycling you’ll need the appropiate gear that will keep you safe and comfortable and your bicycle in good shape. We’ve selected some of the best accessories and equipment, while keeping an eye not to break the bank.