Three IBikeLondon t-shirts to giveaway courtesy of Enviroco (closed)

Enviroco is an eco-friendly company which specialises in hazardous waste management. We’ve teamed up with Enviroco to offer three lucky readers the chance to win an I Bike London t-shirt of their choice.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your favourite spot to cycle to in London (Or in your local area). Please note this is open to UK & EU residents only. Sorry rest of world!

By entering you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the competition. Competition closes on the 22nd of June.

I’ll start us off..

My favourite place to cycle to in London is the National Theatre on Southbank as it’s a great place to grab a coffee and open up the laptop to get on with some work without distractions (such as writing the London Cyclist Handbook!).

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204 Responses to Three IBikeLondon t-shirts to giveaway courtesy of Enviroco (closed)

  1. sam 15/06/2012 at 9:50 am #

    my favourite place to cycle in london is from Crouch End to High Barnet- particularly up muswell hill at the end of a days work, 1km of 14-15% incline that completely wipes your mind of all the days stress and leaves you feeling elated at the top

  2. tb 15/06/2012 at 9:51 am #

    My favourite place to cycle is home from work! It’s amazing how much faster I cycle home than to work! :)

  3. Ryan 15/06/2012 at 9:53 am #

    My Favourite is a nice ride through our wonderful city enjoying the sites and pubs on the way :)

  4. Nick 15/06/2012 at 9:54 am #

    Down the north side of Camden Hill towards Holloway Road. If I catch the lights and the bus lane’s clear, I can spin my single speed up to 30mph. Good clean fun…

  5. Tim 15/06/2012 at 9:55 am #

    Down the quiet Kensington Palace Gardens, rolling down the hill, seeing all the embassies with the sun coming through the trees from up above. Passing the grand Kensington Palace. Seeing the guards with huge guns and getting paranoid for no reason. With Kensington High street in sight all the time, always approaching waiting for me to dive back into the London’s bustling streets.

  6. Andrea 15/06/2012 at 9:55 am #

    My favourite area is Regent’s Canal towpath – perhaps the least known superhighway in London

  7. Peter Smith 15/06/2012 at 9:56 am #

    My favourite place to cycle to in London is Richmond Park as it’s beautiful and relatively motor free on a Sunday morning.

  8. Jon 15/06/2012 at 9:58 am #

    My favourite place to ride is the hill leading up to Alexandra Palace from Crouch End (especially since they’ve resurfaced it!).

    It’s all upwards from the lights at the bottom, so there’s no chance of getting any momentum, just a lung-blitzing blast of a climb along the winding tree-lined road.

    Then, as the road snakes round at the top, it suddenly flattens and opens up the most incredible view across the city.

    In the morning light, there is nowhere better.

  9. Julie 15/06/2012 at 10:02 am #

    The stretch of Richmond Park between Roehampton gate and Robinhood Gate in Richmond Park. Once the pedals get going you feel like you’re flying!

  10. Dominic 15/06/2012 at 10:07 am #

    My favourite place to cycle to is Waterloo Station because it is downhill and has the best view of London: From Waterloo bridge. It also means that I am going home :-)

  11. Adam 15/06/2012 at 10:07 am #

    My favourite place to cycle is along the side of the canal between Kings Cross and Camden early on a Sunday morning because it is so quiet and peaceful, right in the middle of London.

  12. Leigh 15/06/2012 at 10:08 am #

    My favourite place to cycle is accross Hampstead Heath on a Summer morning. It’s on my commute to work and nothing beats it. The other day I was leisurely riding accross the bottom of the heath with the haze lifting over the city on my left, the shard flashing like a beacon lighting up all of London’s most famous landmarks, and a lone bagpiper standing on the bandstand playing a tune to blow away my early morning lethargy. Only in London! :-)

  13. Robin 15/06/2012 at 10:08 am #

    My favourite place to cycle in London is in Richmond Park. 3 laps is a good number!

  14. Tony 15/06/2012 at 10:09 am #

    I have 2. The first being the commute home from Old Street to Walthamstow. Safe strait forward ride which can be taken in at a pootle or busting a gut for a personel best time home!

    The 2nd is the outer ring in regents park. Great place to stretch the legs and ride to get miles in the leg. I’m not a racer but I do enjoy long rides and I’ve found this place over the years to find like minded folk to help churn the miles in good spirits.

  15. Joe Tanner 15/06/2012 at 10:11 am #

    I concur with Robin, Richmond Park is my favorite spot. An approx 7 mile with no traffic lights! Plus, it always nice to see the deer.

  16. Tim 15/06/2012 at 10:13 am #

    The newly resurfaced Box Hill – lovely and smooth and nowhere near as bad as people make out in terms of effort required (assuming you are somewhat used to hills)

  17. Andrew 15/06/2012 at 10:14 am #

    My commute through Regent’s Park – especially on an Autumn Day. Just lovely.

  18. Emma 15/06/2012 at 10:16 am #

    Cycling along the empty and peaceful roads of The City very early on a weekend morning. I love the architecture and the contrast between new and old!

  19. Kirwan Lyster 15/06/2012 at 10:16 am #

    My favourite destination is probably Stamford Bridge, despite commonly having to edge my way past long queues of motor traffic.

    The steep descent down Latchmere Road from Lavendar Hill is fun too when the road’s clear.

  20. Tom 15/06/2012 at 10:16 am #

    My favourite place to cycle in London is between the Holborn Circus lights and Chancery Lane lights. As soon as you see a flash of amber it’s foot down to make the green light ahead of you.

  21. Luis Melo 15/06/2012 at 10:16 am #

    I am a Londoner since March 2012. I moved to London to work and plan to stay for long. Back home (in Portugal) I cycled my entire life, and for the last 6 years I am a mountain biker (that proudly owns a Trek 8000).

    When I came to London I realised that I would not be able to cycle in mountains, so I just started to use Barclays Bike (really liked this system). But of course, this was not enough for me, so I just bought a bike last week.

    My favourite route to cycle in London going from Holland Park to Marble Arch, descend Park Lane and go to Buckingham Palace, outline St. James’s Park and go to Big Ben, come up to Traffalgar Square, do The Mall and return to Hyde Park where I give a full round.

    Then, I stop, take a break in the grass, and just relax and enjoy…

  22. methers 15/06/2012 at 10:18 am #

    My favourite cycling place in London is Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich. You’re near the Greenwich Meridien, and all four points of the compass lead to possible routes. North (pushing your bike carefully) through the foot tunnel to the Isle of Dogs, east or west down the Thames Path, or south past Greenwich Market through Greenwich Park (up the hill!) to Blackheath and beyond. And the restored Cutty Sark is now an inspiring sight.

  23. Esteban 15/06/2012 at 10:26 am #

    My favourite place to cycle in London is the bit between Putney bridge and Richmond park.

  24. Mike 15/06/2012 at 10:31 am #

    I love the whole of the Lea Valley Navigation cycle path, from just south of Welwyn Gdn City all the way into NE London. Whenever I can I park the caravan just outside WGC, and cycle into Stratford to visit friends and family – blissful.

  25. Alan Moore 15/06/2012 at 10:31 am #

    There’s that brilliant shortcut from Covent Garden to Waterloo Bridge, then the view opens up as you reach the river.. magical.

    XXL please!

  26. Steven 15/06/2012 at 10:33 am #

    Along the canal paths in general, but particularly east-side; so many hidden gems!

  27. Anand 15/06/2012 at 10:34 am #

    Hyde park.

  28. Paul Draper 15/06/2012 at 10:35 am #

    I like to cycle up the Greenway to the Lee Navigation and then across to Victoria Park. The weather always seems so much better there!

  29. Goonz 15/06/2012 at 10:35 am #

    I cycle out into Essex and the roads are open relatively quiet on a sunday morning and have a couple of tasty hills to navigate and sweat up and cool down.

    Nice way to get the blood pumping on a Sunday…

  30. Ellie 15/06/2012 at 10:37 am #

    I like to cycle around Greenwich Park and then stop for a picnic :)

  31. Rachael Mitas 15/06/2012 at 10:39 am #

    Best part of my commute is the short jaunt through the middle of Hyde Park and over that little bridge with the magnificent views – Good morning, London!

  32. Sazora 15/06/2012 at 10:44 am #

    Heading either way over Waterloo Bridge looking up and downriver. When the hectic-ness of London gets a bit much, this view always inspires me to remember that London is one of the best cities in the world and i feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

  33. Rebecca Kingston 15/06/2012 at 10:45 am #

    We have woods behind my home, with ups and downs as we call them, or hills to most people, love cycling there!

  34. David 15/06/2012 at 10:46 am #

    My favourite place is the road circuit of Richmond Park. I do a circuit most days, every day is different, the changing seasons, the deer, the weather and other cyclists. It has everything, short sharp climbs, fast descents, and long flat straights. All this within a 10 mins ride from home and largely traffic free or at least limited to 20 mph

  35. Jonathan 15/06/2012 at 10:46 am #

    Theres something exhilirating about being in South Kensington and seeing all the wonderful houses and beautiful girls before squeezing through gaps between buses and ferraris heading past 1 Hyde Park. I completely agree with Waterloo bridge being the ultimate in giving you the “Yes London!!” feeling!

  36. Hop 15/06/2012 at 10:49 am #

    I ride through London daily on my commute, but my favourite place to ride is Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk. Deer, rabbits, owls, foxes (country ones, not the mangy city ones) are plentiful, no traffic and a couple of good pubs around the outside of it.

  37. lorraine stone 15/06/2012 at 10:50 am #

    I love to cycle through Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin in Cornwall. Lots of lovely trails, knowing when to avoid the steep hills by taking a short cut! Watching for a fox, or here the scurrying of a small rodent or bird. Chocolate cake at the small cafe afterwards, chocolate cake … oh I see I have already put that … Getting on my bike now ….

  38. Peter Gilby 15/06/2012 at 10:51 am #

    Gravesend to bluewater past the thames and across the green belt is awesome.

  39. Roseanne 15/06/2012 at 10:51 am #

    Tokyngton Rec ground, up to Wembley Stadium and loop back round to home. Only decent sized park near me.

  40. Steve 15/06/2012 at 10:57 am #

    My favourite place to cycle in London itself is London Fields and Broadway market, just because there are so many other cyclists around.

    Outside of London I do a regular ride looping through Essex, and recently I’ve taken a break on Sunday rides in Navestock Side to watch the village cricket team.

  41. jory 15/06/2012 at 10:57 am #

    My favourite place to ride is in one of the many london parks, makes me feel that i’m not in london.

  42. Mars 15/06/2012 at 10:59 am #

    My favourite place to cycle in London is from Lambeth Bridge to Chelsea along the embankment – pedalling alongside the river first thing in the morning with sun glinting off the water and a warm breeze blowing… cycling nirvana achieved with no traffic (rare, but possible)

  43. Bernie 15/06/2012 at 10:59 am #

    We cycle with the kids along the brook which runs at the back of Finchley and head out towards Barnet, there are a few roads to cross but is is off road for 95% of the way, there is a little playground at the end for the kids to play in and tables to eat our picnic and then we head on home the same way we came. Lovely cycle for us all, lots of greenery and nature to look at, fairly flat so all can cope and far enough to give the kids a stretch.

  44. Nick Lowe 15/06/2012 at 11:00 am #

    Stanley Park in Blackpool

  45. Sam Carrington 15/06/2012 at 11:01 am #

    My favourite place to cycle in London is the last friday of every month, Critical Mass. Particularly in the Summer months. Self-determining freedom in the city.

  46. Sheila 15/06/2012 at 11:03 am #

    My favorite place to cycle to is to Richmond Park starting at Roehampton Gate for a Todd ride around the park with little traffic and a few hills for extra fun.

  47. Jenny 15/06/2012 at 11:05 am #

    Going across Waterloo bridge, north to south. The view either east or west is spectacular and iconic of London. Going the north to south way means that you’ve also got a lovely downhill at the other side, there’s usually a fair few cyclists doing the same, speeding our way home after work.

  48. tim 15/06/2012 at 11:07 am #

    up horse guards, try to spot the pelicans on the lake, the London Eye, quick peak up the Mall to the palace then through Admiralty Arch to Trafalgar Square

  49. Liz 15/06/2012 at 11:07 am #

    My favourite place to cycle is along the river Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. From Leixlip through Lucan and then along the Strawberry Beds and in through the Phoenix Park (Europe’s largest encloses parkland – take that, Hyde Park!) and into Dublin city centre. It’s a route about 10 miles long and, until you exit the Phoenix Park less than two miles from Dublin city centre, you could be in the middle of the country side. Lucan village has some lovely little tea shops and from there it is a gentle flat ride alongside the river Liffey and the old mill race with kayakers out for the day and people enjoying their pints outside the couple of pubs dotted along the road that is known to locals as the Strawberry Beds where Dublin’s strawberry’s were formerly grown on the terraces on the valley wall. It’s a little climb up to the Phoenix Park for traffic-free rides and deer galore! Then it’s past Dublin Zoo and the wonderfully-restored Victorian Tea Rooms and exiting the Phoenix Park and along the quays – not such a pleasant ride I admit – and into Dublin city centre. All in all, one of my favourite rides and one I get to do quite often when I go home to visit my folks. Well worth checking out!

  50. carolyn 15/06/2012 at 11:10 am #

    My favourite bike ride is along the Thames from Putney Bridge to Kew Gardens…. no traffic and early morning ii’s so peacefull.

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