Cycling in London

Welcome to the Time Out guide to cycling in London – with the look, the lingo, the locations and more

Cycling in London
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Eco-friendly, great for your health, and a nippy way to avoid traffic jams: can bikes do no wrong? Sure, there's the occasional mechanical failure, but we've rounded up the best bike workshops for that. And let's be frank, some cyclists can be dicks, but we've got a guide to help with that too. Whichever way you look at it, cycling is a big and brilliant part of London. Now dust off your fixie and get peddling.  

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Cycling in the city

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How not to be a dick when you’re cycling around London

Important etiquette you need to abide by 

A guide to essential cycling vocab

A guide to essential cycling vocab

What exactly is bonking? No, not that kind... 

London’s rental bikes: a (wobbly) history
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London’s rental bikes: a (wobbly) history

From Boris bikes to Beryl Bikes (and everything in between) 

9 types of cyclist you’ll find in London
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9 types of cyclist you’ll find in London

Which one are you? 

Brilliant bike rides

11 cycle rides from London
Things to do

11 cycle rides from London

Well-ridden tracks and a few nasty hill climbs

9 brilliant London bike rides
Things to do

9 brilliant London bike rides

Ready, steady, ride! 

London’s best spinning studios
Sport and fitness

London’s best spinning studios

Whether you’re a cycling newbie or a cleat-clicking pro 

4 less-polluted cycle routes in London
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4 less-polluted cycle routes in London

Need some fresh air? 

Bike shops and stop-offs

London's best bike shops
Shopping

London's best bike shops

Need to buy bike accessories or get a puncture fixed?

London’s best cycle cafés
Restaurants

London’s best cycle cafés

Pit-stops where cyclists can get repairs done while downing a top-notch coffee