UPDATED MAY 2020. PLEASE NOTE: Although cycling is encouraged in the capital right now – especially if it means avoiding public transport as you make your way around London – it’s good to be mindful of some of the latest guidelines around day trips on your cycling adventures beyond the city. You can only travel within England (just in case you had especially bold lycra-clad ambitions!), public facilities – like toilets – along your route will be closed, and overnight stays are still off the cards. And remember to be mindful of local communities in the areas you’re visiting.
Nonetheless, it feels like a very good time to escape the city – by now you’ve probably exhausted all the local walking routes around your abode, so how about taking to the road on yer bike?
It's surprisingly easy to get out of the capital on two wheels, and find yourself in pretty forests or close to the coast. From waterside paths to cross-country treks, check out these brilliant bike rides from London and get peddling.
Need to get your bike in gear before you set off? Visit one of the many bike shops still in operation during London’s lockdown.