Two wheels good: four of London’s best and most bike-friendly new routes – News Nation USA
This article is part of a new cycling series and a guide to London from FT Globetrotter
When other residents of my street in Brixton, south London, see me leaving the house with my Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike, I realise how sharply my idea of cycling differs from many other people’s. They assume I ride for leisure and inquire whether I’m off for a “nice ride”. Because I regard cycling as primarily a means of getting around, I explain that, no, I’m off to pick up groceries, collect my son from cricket training or ride to a work appointment.