The London Cycle Network and Route Plan Roll have today launched something pretty clever: a cycling tube map of London. A familiar site to us Londoner's eyes, the map is in the style of the iconic London tube map. The design shows how the various superhighways, quiet routes and orbital routes connect up across the city in … Continue reading The Cycling Tube Map
Just five days into 2017, Brixton Road in Lambeth breached one of the EU’s annual air pollution limits. It was shortly followed by Putney High Street in Wandsworth and Brompton road in Kensington. Since then, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has issued the first ‘very high’ air pollution since he took office. Being a … Continue reading Smog-tastic – London breaks air pollution limit in just five days
Towards the end of last year, I decided to take a brief hiatus from both cycling and blogging. I didn’t make a great fuss about it and simply drifted off and left BRITTLOVEBIKE unattended and neglected. After a few nasty misses on the roads of London, I really feel out love love with cycling once … Continue reading 2017: The year of BrittLoveRun?
I have a confession. I’ve fallen out of love with riding my bike to work. I know, this will come as a shock to a lot of BrittLoveBike readers, friends, family and in particular The Boyfriend. For two years now I’ve been a staunch advocate of cycle commuting. I’ve cycled in wind, hail, thunder, monsoon, … Continue reading Why I fell out of love with cycling to work
Thursday 5 May is an important day for Londoners. It marks the end of the Boris era, and the chance to elect a new Mayor. As a cyclist who commutes almost every day, improving cycling is firmly at the top of my agenda and a main motivation for voting. I can't help notice that Sadiq Khan … Continue reading The London Mayor conundrum – Sadiq Khan’s manefesto