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Hi, with the nice weather I've decided I'm going to make use of my bike instead of using it as tool for work..

any ideas of decent routes or spots to go in london!?
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I usually take our visitors on the following ride:
    * Westminster bridge (heading towards parliament)
    * Horse guards
    * The Mall to see Buckingham Palace
    * Trafalgar square
    * Soho
    * Covent garden
    * Waterloo bridge (especially when it gets darker)

    if you have time :
      * park at the South bank centre and wander around
      * drive along the river to Tower bridge
They usually enjoy it. Also when it's Christmas then you have to drive up Regents street at night.
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mike_bike_kite wrote:
I usually take our visitors on the following ride:
    * Westminster bridge (heading towards parliament)
    * Horse guards
    * The Mall to see Buckingham Palace
    * Trafalgar square
    * Soho
    * Covent garden
    * Waterloo bridge (especially when it gets darker)

    if you have time :
      * park at the South bank centre and wander around
      * drive along the river to Tower bridge
They usually enjoy it. Also when it's Christmas then you have to drive up Regents street at night.
About 75% of that is my route to/from work every day, Mike. And I love it Laughing emoticon

I'd also recommend the Park Lane chicane (bottom of Park Lane, heading north from Hyde Pk Corner) as central London's best twisty bit that you can take at a decent speed if the traffic is light enough.

Really, though, I think London's best on foot. On the bike, if I only wanted a short trip, I'd go out to the Thames Barrier, or out to the Hoover Factory. Or if I wanted a day's ride, I'd go to the coast, or for a day in the Chilterns, or to somewhere like Biddenden/Chartwell, or to the cider shop at Firle.
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or to the cider shop at Firle.
Is that the Cider Barn on the A27?

Just be careful how many free samples you try!

Bob
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Bob3D wrote:
Benelli Boy wrote:
or to the cider shop at Firle.
Is that the Cider Barn on the A27?

Just be careful how many free samples you try!

Bob
Can't remember which road it's on, but it's at Middle Farm in Firle, near Lewes.

Through years of diligent research (when not driving), I generally have a decent idea of what the different producers' ciders taste like, and the ride down there's so nice that I don't mind holding off the sampling and prefer to concentrate on the very important issue of "how much cider can you fit in an X9?".

Actually, it's a long time since I've been. Maybe need another trip soon ;0)
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