Boris bikes aren't just for the daily commute. Give this leisurely excursion from Bermondsey to Angel a go.
1. Start out at Maltby Street Market
Pick up some breakfast (or brunch) along the Ropewalk (open weekends). There's an option for every appetite but we'd particularly recommend the excellent doughnuts from St John.
2. Head for The Gherkin
From the Tanner Street docking station cycle over London Bridge, past the Monument and into the City to take a selfie with London's favourite food-shaped building.
3. Next on to Whitechapel
Drop off your wheels at Fashion Street and walk north up Brick Lane, enjoying the delicious smells (and avoiding the salesmen) from its famous curry houses.
4. You're heading for Elys Yard
Grab some street food from the gaggle of vendors there. Mother Clucker's fried chicken is just the delicious protein hit you'll be craving. Then on to Brick Lane Market docking station.
5. Pedal over to Angel
Your final stop is Islington Green, where you can take your pick from the many cafés and restaurants on Upper Street. The tempting cake selection at Ottolenghi will be hard to resist.
Bike hire costs from £2 a day for an unlimited number of 30-minute journeys. Find more info here.
Take a look at London's best cycle cafés.Share the story