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London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom.

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London Embankment cycle routes - are e-bikes allowed?

I went along these routes the other day for the first time since the pandemic. Specifically I'm talking about the route from Blackfriars to the West, i.e. to Westminster. I was annoyed by a number of ...
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Type of permitted folding bikes on London trains & Tube?

I have found quite a bit of information about taking folding bikes on trains and the Tube in London. Specifically it says you can take a folding bike pretty much anywhere. However, having examined ...
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Is 17 miles (27km) each way a lot for a newbie cyclist?

I go to the gym on a regular basis and do a fair bit of running. I feel like I'm fit enough to do this. It would be a one-off ride from Wembley to Slough and back so it would be a fair bit of road ...
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How to tell if a folding bike is faster than a boris bike

Am considering purchasing a folding bike, but curious to know if there is any way to know (other than planned / timed test riding) if a particular model is faster (top speed, in a velodrome, with a ...
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Right of way for a raised crossing?

The new Cycle Superhighway 3 goes through Hyde Park, London,UK on West Carriage Drive. It contains a number of points at which pedestrians are evidently intended to cross, as the roadway and cycleway ...
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Is it advisable to travel 11 miles one way to office every day [duplicate]

I am in London. Is it a good idea to travel 11 miles (one way) from home to office.Google says it takes 56 minutes. I wear office formal with out a suit and tie. What advice can you suggest on ...
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How do people store bicycles in London?

I just moved to London. They seem to have a decent bike culture but I just spoke with a letting agent about renting apartments and she said that most apartments don't allow bicycles inside and most ...
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Wheel builder London?

Bought a new bike and rode it for a week. Unfortunately the spokes loosend until it was unrideable. No idea how this came about but it looks like I need someone to rebuilt the wheel. Does anyone know ...
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can you use a cycle path to bypass red lights?

Okay, so this is my issue. On my commute home there is a spot where there is a light straight ahead, before the white line the cycle lane mergers with the path on the left. Does this mean i can ...
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Can I take a bike into central London on the Underground? [duplicate]

I'm coming from Canada and will be riding in the London-Edinburgh-London randonneuring ride which finishes in Loughton. The London Underground info. shows that I can take my bike on the Central line ...
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What should I expect from a bicycle service?

I'm thinking about getting my bicycle serviced for the first time to make sure it's entirely roadworthy. My question is what should I expect from a bike service from a professional? i.e. what ...
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What is different about cycling in London?

Prologue I cycle in Toronto, Canada: which has wide straight roads, bike lanes, bike paths, no traffic on residential roads etc. My brother lives near Brixton: he doesn't cycle himself, and says ...
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How to attach maps, etc to handlebars of a Boris Bike? (London bike hire scheme)

How can I attach maps (or any routing tool) to the handlebars of one of the Boris Bikes (i.e. the 'rental' bikes in the Barclay's Bike Hire Scheme) in London? I tried cobbling something together: ...
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Has anyone cycled London to Fishguard? [closed]

I'm planning a company charity ride to Dublin and was wondering how hard the route was and how many days to expect to take?
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What are the rules about take a bike on London Dockland Light Railway (DLR)?

I know that the rules for the DLR are not the same as the Tube, but what are the rules?
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What are the rules about take a bike on the London Tube?

Can I take a bike on the Tube (underground) in London, if so how much does it cost?
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What is a “Boris bike”?

They are black and blue, are not light, however what is one? Have you had any experience of using one?
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