5 Easy, Scenic Cycle Routes in London That Are Perfect For a Summer Day Out
If you're new to cycling — or London — then biking around the city can be a bit overwhelming. But once you've gotten the hang of it, you'll find that cycling around London is not only a huge confidence boost but it's also a cost-effective way to get around — plus it's great for your fitness and a fast track way towards being a real Londoner.
Thanks to London's many cycle hire schemes, you don't even need to buy a bicycle to enjoy a two-wheel cruise around the city. From Uber's Jump and Santander's Boris Bikes, to Lime, Mobike, and Freebike, all you need is to download the specific biking app and have a few pounds on your connected debit card. We'd recommend Uber's red Jump bikes, or Lime's green bikes, as they are the easiest to get started with a quick scan of a QR code on your mobile phone.
Ready to start your cycling journey? Ahead, we've handpicked five popular and scenic London bike routes that are perfect for beginners, family days, and dates: including hip rides to east London's parks, scenic cruising from Holland Park to Hyde Park, family-friendly cycling along the River Thames, and the much-loved Wandle and Tamsin Trails.