1. AliShah2020

    Bicycle insurance for London

    Hi all, Is there a reputable company you'd recommend for cicyle insurance? I live in London. I use a motorcycle grade padlock and chain. I'm still concerned about theft. If my bike got nicked I'm not sure I would be able to afford a new one any time soon. Apologies if this is not the...
  2. A

    London to Brighton route

    I want to plan a route from London (near Hyde Park (central) ) to Brighton and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommended routes or nice parts to cycle through with a road bike? I don't use google maps because it usually comes up with long-winded routes or even through fields and unpaved paths...
  3. A

    Where to go cycling in London?

    I am running out of ideas of where to go cycling in London if anyone knows any good pathways and routes or places to visit please let me know.
  4. Knightly85

    London to Brighton charity ride

    Hello all, many of you may know my story by now. If not then here is a link to my other thread 4 months ago I was unfit fat and lazy, now I'm taking part in my very first charity cycle 55 miles! I'm not here tp ask people...
  5. P

    Stolen Planet X london road

    Stolen at 5 30 am 1st august.doncaster.
  6. rb58

    England : London Another Quite Interesting Sunday London Ride: 30 August 2020

    This is the ride that was originally planned for April. London is full of interesting history, quirky corners and the downright bizarre. And this edition of the Sunday London ride will be seeking some of these out. Curiosities and trivia is the theme. The route is around 15 miles -...
  7. Brandane

    London section Grand Union canal.

    Help please Londoners! I love you all really and will never again make reference to London being a toilet while sitting in my tranquil Scottish seaside resort that has seen better days :smile:. Grovelling over, I am just wondering if cycling the Grand Union canal into town (well, Kew Gardens is...
  8. gasinayr

    Leaving a bike locked in London

    What other precautions do some of you do when leaving your bike locked up in london. My son who works in London is going to start commuting when he starts work after lockdown He has a good D lock with extension cable to loop round wheels and frame and we have changed the seat clamp from QR to...
  9. L

    London to Birmingham via Grand Union Canal?

    Has anyone here done this? I really want to give this a go. I live in London now however Birmingham will always be "home". I could get on the canal in watford and then cycle to birmingham spend the weekend at my mums house, possibly get collected by my wife in the car or cycle back a few days...
  10. derrick

    London, Oxford, Cambridge. London.

    As above has anyone done this, and do you have a tried and trusted route, Organizing a club ride. all help appreciated.
  11. keithmac

    London and lockdown?.

    Looks pretty damning on the news, surely people can't be that daft?. Discuss.
  12. rb58

    England : London POSTPONED. Another Quite Interesting Sunday London Ride: 5 April

    London is full of interesting history, quirky corners and the downright bizarre. And this edition of the Sunday London ride will be seeking some of these out. Curiosities and trivia is the theme. Subject to recce, the route is around 15 miles - negotiated at a very conversational pace - and...
  13. gbs

    Trains from London to Newbury

    I need to travel, with bike on Saturday next from London to either Reading or Newbury. I note the comment on the NR website that cycle reservation is necessary. I don't recall this when i last travelled on GWR (a few years ago ) from Swindon and Reading into London. My plans, as always are...
  14. Blue Hills

    Interesting london stuff

    As folk may have gathered I get a lot of mailshots etc about interesting london events, and indeed go to rather a lot. Will probably dump the more "interesting" here now and again for all you cultural hounds. For starters I give you this...
  15. PeteXXX

    Coronavirus outbreak

    The Coronavirus (Wuhan virus) outbreak. How worried should the world be?
  16. lilolee

    England : London Role Call Please! London Sunday Ride 23rd Feb - City of London Boundary Dragons

    An impromptu ride led by myself. It's a short ride which I may embellish with a couple of extras, but still probably on about 10-12 miles max. Meet at Hyde Park Corner (by the Royal Artillery Memorial) at 9.30am, leaving as soon as the Horse Guards have passed (usually about 9:45am). There'll...
  17. Blue Hills

    London crap

    As a northerner enticed to London many many moons ago, and still in love with so much of it, I really shouldn't do this. And it will of course play into the hands of some, but on seeing this plugged in the often bonkers too cool by half Londonist I really can't help it...
  18. Nick Saddlesore

    England : London Sunday London Ride March 1st

    West as requested. From Hyde Park Corner (09.30 etc. as usual) via Barnes, Richmond Park and Kingston to Bushey Park for coffee and cake. Trains back to civilization north from Teddington (Oyster). Or ride. No theme. 30km, flat of course. Some paved towpath. Anyone? @ianrauk @topcat1 @AlexB...
  19. ianrauk

    Stolen Bikes Battersea London

    Details and more pics of the bikes on...
  20. ozboz

    London Ride 2020 ...under review by Surrey Council

    Just been on BBC News, the event may not go ahead , through Surrey anyway , shame
  21. frank9755

    England : Buckinghamshire Westerley Winter Warmer, Sunday 12 Jan, Chalfont St Peter, Chilterns, W London

    The 2020 Winter Warmer is on Sunday 12 Jan, from Chalfont St Peter, heading out into the Chilterns. As last year there are three versions. The long version is 108km (1200m of climbing), medium route is 60km and short version of 44km. The long route is a challenging winter ride which goes up...
  22. rb58

    Sunday London Ride: The tenth anniversary edition. 12th January 2020

    The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that January 2020 will be the tenth anniversary of the Sunday London Ride (and a CycleChat thread running to over 500 pages). It would be rude not to celebrate the occasion, so I'm proposing a ride on 12th January. Not a themed ride, but a gold old...
  23. kingrollo

    Planet X London Road - Tiagra Build

    So I can buy the rival build for £899 But with the frameset currently on offer at £233 - I am wondering if I could do a Tiagra build for less ? - there was a tiagra groupset (new on eBay for £299) - a set of Askuim dics can be had for around £150 ........ Any thoughts ? Its going to be my...
  24. Rhysito

    Where to train during the week in London?

    I am trying to take my training a little more seriously and on weekends I get out to Surrey for some long rides, but are there any routes in London which do not involve stopping and starting at traffic lights ever two minutes in London? i am based in archway and work centrally and could put in...
  25. sleuthey

    London Transport - Then n Now

    Current showing on Channel 5 now. They were saying about London's cycling infrastructure when I was flipping through. I'll be watching it on 5+1 at 2040 in a bit. Will be interested to see what they say.
  26. Shadow

    3 November - Veteran Car Run 2019 London to Brighton

    A late (ish) reminder to all regulars, infrequents and anyone else who has not previously attended and would like a lovely day out - all are welcome. Apparently there are 15 registered veteran cycles this year. I will be there at some stage, some time, somewhere, (south of Crawley), provided...
  27. Nick Saddlesore

    England : London Sunday London Ride Nov. 10th - Memorials

    A social morning ride round town to some of the less well known memorials, mainly but not all war-related. Meet at Hyde Park Corner (by the Royal Artillery Memorial) at 9.30am, leaving as soon as the Horse Guards have passed (usually about 9:45am). There'll be a quick comfort break part way...
  28. Cavalol

    Cycling through London.

    Hope this is the right bit of the forum, apologies if not: I'd like to (try and) cycle from Chertsey Road in Twickenham to The Strand and maybe from there Regent Street/Oxford Street/Piccadilly and back again. AA route planner makes it look fairly simple, A316/A4 and possibly Thurloe...
  29. W

    How do you all commute into central london?!

    Hey Guys, Long time no post! I've been cycle commuting for a few years now, but a change in job means I now have to cycle a new route. Up to now I've had a trusty (cheap!) Carrera TDF fitted with full length mudgards & pannier rack (although I did upgrade the wheels to fulcrum racing 7's and...
  30. AndyCh

    Cyclist Down - Quietway 1 in London

    Helped a cyclist this morning who had been knocked off along Q1 route by an Uber driver who failed to stop at a give way and ploughed in to the cyclist who had right of way. Poor lad had a pretty heavy fall, hit the side of his head/face, ribs, elbow and leg as he went down and looked a bit...
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