Explore London by cycling

London is a huge city and according to this, it has many treasures to be discovered. Most people prefer to travel through the city with public transport, private cars or taxis, but actually many things could pass out of your sight. That is why once get in London, you can explore the England’s capital by cycling. All you need is hire a bike and buy a map, with London attractions.

Actually there is something called “London’s Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme” and it is a public bike sharing scheme for shorter journeys around the capital. The “Boris bikes” are available to anyone, who desire to hire a bike and travel around London city.

Barclays Cycle Hire is used to be a public bicycle sharing scheme similar to the Velib bikes in Paris. It is really comfortable to use a bike and visit London attractions, because Bike docking stations across the capital give you access to around 6000 bikes at 400 locations in the travel area of the city. And it looks well organized, so that most of the tourists use this way to sightseeing.

Cycle Hire docking stations are located across nine London boroughs and in several Royal Parks In Central London.

You can hire a bike from different companies, centred in London, for a whole day, or just for several hours, depending on the attractions you are planning to visit.

Some of the stylish hotels in London, such as Canary wharf hotels, can offer you some promotions or discounts of hiring bikes. Sometimes such offers come along with the booking of the hotel, for groups of tourists, or families. Since the city is equipped with bike docking stations across nine boroughs, including Canary Wharf in Docklands, you won’t have any problems to book one of the hotels in Canary Wharf and to hire bikes for you and your family from the same borough. So if you have kids, they will be pleased to ride their bikes all across the city and enjoy to see many different and interesting things.

If you are interested in such promotions, given from time to time by London hotels, then you have to check frequently though the Net, before you do the booking. Mostly , such journeys by cycling are offered during the tourist season, which is in summertime.

But whenever you travel to London you can hire a bike and explore one of the greatest capitals in Europe.


March 23, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Adventure Travel, Cycling, Sports

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