Becoming a weekend warrior in London: where to start?

Becoming a weekend warrior in London: where to start?

London is busy, bustling and diverse and we believe the best ways to experience it is on two wheels. If you’re considering taking your riding to the next level, we’ve compiled a crash course on how to make the most of road riding in London.

You’ve got a bike, you’ve got some gear and you’re happy and confident moving through traffic. One sure fire way of turning a bike ride into an adventure is company! There are countless cycling clubs across London who offer group rides and welcome new members. In the times of Covid, it’s important to be considerate and to follow the local guidelines as well as the instructions from the club you are joining. You can find your local clubs via British Cycling here

You’re venturing out alone, it’s early in the morning and the streets are quiet; bliss! Where are you heading? There are a lot of options in London. We are blessed with an abundance of local parks as well as the classic cycling haunts of Regents Park and Richmond Park. You’ll be sure to see some fellow weekend warriors if you venture here.

However, if you’ve got some more time on your hands you might choose to explore Hertfordshire or Surreys stunning hills and lanes or make your way to Windsor or Epping Forest for glorious woods and waterways. If you’re feeling ambitious you could ride to Brighton or Cambridge; two popular spots to finish a weekend adventure with a well earned pint. You can explore or create exciting routes on Komoot here

An important aspect to many peoples weekend rides are the coffee stops. There are plenty of examples in London that could interest you on your return such as Four Boroughs near Crystal Palace with a particular affinity for cycling. A mid ride stop can restore morale and can be a goal for completing longer or more challenging rides. If you’re hoping to gain fitness or lose weight, it’s important to set manageable goals whilst also pushing yourself. Maintaining your motivation can be half the battle.

Have you got big plans for the weekend? Book now for collect and return servicing as early as Monday. We’re ready to take the hassle away and leave you to enjoy some well earned relaxation after an epic adventure!

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