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. Anne 15/06/2012 at 11:14 am #

    My favourite place to cycle in London is through the inner circle at Regent’s Park – no matter what the weather it’s always lovely and if you’re lucky you get to see the giraffes at the zoo!

  2. Rich M 15/06/2012 at 11:15 am #

    My favourite place to cycle to in London is Richmond Park. It’s great to take the opportunity to escape from City life and head into vast green spaces with wildlife in abundance. It’s also a pretty good route as part of my fitness regime to head round the Cycle track on my MTB, so it has dual benefits for me :)

  3. Kelly Koya 15/06/2012 at 11:21 am #

    WIndsor Great park, or Swinley forest for mountain biking. Lucky enough to live in between them both

  4. Charlotte Mountford 15/06/2012 at 11:28 am #

    My favourite place to cycle in my local area is Manifold Valley – away from the scary traffic and some beautiful scenery to boot!

  5. Alberto 15/06/2012 at 11:32 am #

    My favourite ride in London is a recent discovery. From my house in Kentish Town to the Herne Hill Velodrome. You get a taste of both North and South London, and have the opportunity to take in some of the great views across the Waterloo Bridge.

  6. diane findlay 15/06/2012 at 11:36 am #

    around rockingham castle grounds , stunning countryside and heritage with a historic castle and chapel

  7. Rich C 15/06/2012 at 11:36 am #

    Going through Crystal Palace Park on the way to work on a sunny morning, lovely green tranquility, avoiding the slog up the main road with the traffic.

  8. Hugo Cavalier 15/06/2012 at 11:37 am #

    In Surrey, the Reigate road (A240) from the traffic lights at junction with the B2221 down to the Drift Bridge Junction.

    If you want to see if you can break the speed limit (not the 30 one) this is a great place to see how fast you can go under your own steam. Early morning on a weekend is best as it’s normally a busy road, there’s even a handy speed camera at the bottom!! ;-)

    Now SAFETY FIRST; I don’t want people getting hurt doing this, so WEAR A HELMET!! Try it out at sensible speeds first so you know the lay of the road, you can bunk out onto Yew Tree Bottom road if needed.

    Guarantee unless you’ve an oversized outer chainring you’ll be free wheeling most of the ride down!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :-)

  9. Peter 15/06/2012 at 11:37 am #

    My favourite area to cycle is Hackney in East London – roads might not be the best but the number of interesting individuals and customised bicycles you see is sometimes breath taking.

  10. Jules 15/06/2012 at 11:37 am #

    My Favourite place is the Box HIll Zig Zag and the lovely rural open roads of Leigh, Rusper and Newdigate!….nice and quiet, minimal traffic……bliss!

  11. Geoff Cooper 15/06/2012 at 11:42 am #

    My favourite place is to ride home, particularly after a long day at work :-)

  12. Lynn Blakeman 15/06/2012 at 11:43 am #

    I live near Cannock Chase (forest) which is ideal for cycling as there are lot of trails and at the end is a very nice little visitors centre complete with coffee shop and ice cream – bliss!

  13. Dainis 15/06/2012 at 11:50 am #

    My Favorite daily route is Marupe – Suspension bridge – Marupe in Riga (Latvia)! :)
    (GeoHack: http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?language=lv&pagename=Van%C5%A1u_tilts_(R%C4%ABga)&params=56_57_04_N_24_05_43_E_type:landmark )
    … Sorry UK! :)

  14. Jordi 15/06/2012 at 11:51 am #

    I use to cycle the towpath along the River Lea / canal all the way from Tottenham Hale to Hackney Wick, amazing views

  15. Miguel 15/06/2012 at 11:54 am #

    When IBikeLondon my favourite spot is the multi-storey carpark in Peckham. Plenty space to mess around, if you catch it at sunset you have the most incredible uninterrupted view of the London skyline and at the right time of year it serves cold beer. When did a car park become so awesome?!

  16. Emma 15/06/2012 at 11:55 am #

    Around the local lanes and villages of Liincolnshire. Lots of local produce, friendly cafes and ice creams…favourite stop Woodlands Farm.

  17. jomo 15/06/2012 at 11:56 am #

    i found the bombed out ruins of st dunstan in the east east church garden. originally designed by wren and a casualty of the blitz, it now a peaceful island in the city where one can enjoy a beverage of choice and a good book.

  18. Ros 15/06/2012 at 11:58 am #

    I like to cycle anywhere which involves crossing Waterloo Bridge at night. Easily the best views of London and always makes me proud to live here.

  19. Big Softy 15/06/2012 at 12:03 pm #

    What a pleasant surprise to see your readers waxing lyrical.
    Who would have guessed London cyclists were such a bunch of old romantics.

  20. ANNE BOSTWICK 15/06/2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I am a Londoner who has to admit that I can’t ride a bike, but, if I was wearing this beautiful t-shirt, I would make a big effort to learn. After that I will have to master my fear of traffic. Then I could cycle down to my allotment without taking the car and with a clear conscience.

  21. Sarah Wray 15/06/2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I live in Belfast, and my favourite place to cycle is along the tow path of the river Lagan. My husband cycles to work every day, and sometimes takes a fairly large detour to include a bit of the tow path on his morning commute. One early morning he saw an otter!

    • Barry McGee 15/06/2012 at 2:01 pm #

      Used to live in Belfast and took the very same detour myself on manys an evening commute home!

    • IVAN 15/06/2012 at 4:29 pm #

      I also live in Belfast and I love cycling in the Stormont Estate. There are some pretty amazing paths to the right and left from the Upper Newtownards Road entrance and even a ravine to the left (past the security hut) from the Massey Avenue gate.

  22. Nicola 15/06/2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I like cycling around Colwick Park in Nottingham. There are two lakes and it’s always fun to get chased by a territorial swan.

  23. Eddie Tomlinson 15/06/2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I have to agree with Richmond park, so lovely cycling round on a summers day, seeing deer poking their antlers out of the grass watching you cycle by (or just eating grass).

    When I’m out that way, I also like cycling along to Hampton court palace and just soaking up the West London nice ness!

    I also really enjoyed a lap of the Herne Hill Velodrome as part of the London Revolution I did recently – must go back there sometime for some track cycling action.

  24. Levent 15/06/2012 at 12:22 pm #

    For me nothing beats the route from my home in Dalston down to Thames via River Lea. You cycle through some of the most interesting parts of London. Nature, architecture, urban decay and serenity.

    I cycle past Victoria Park, derelict warehouses, swanky new buildings, the Olympic Park and finally reach the Thames in it’s most majestic part. Watching the sunset there away from all the hustle and then cycling back along the river path is just pure heaven!

  25. John 15/06/2012 at 12:30 pm #

    The ride from Putney Bridge along the towpath to Barnes; then through Barnes across to Richmond Park and through to Petersham Common and back to the river. If you want to go further cross from Richmond Park into Wimbledon Common. On a sunny day, this is fabulous – take a picnic – enjoy the views from the park looking back over London. Enjoy the wildlife and enjoy the car free route along the river. Cycling how it should be.

  26. Amanda 15/06/2012 at 12:37 pm #

    My everyday commute is from Paddington to Southbank and I love it.
    It takes in Hyde Park, Serpentine, Hyde Park Corner, Constitution Hill, Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, Horses Guard, Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Thames, London Eye, Tate Modern.
    I am/was totally screwed during the Jubilee and Olympics but hey…

    The commute back is the same, but busting out of work at 5PM to take a Pims at the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen, deck chairs in the sun for a few hours with a book, that is the clincher (har har!). Too many Pim’s? I walk home.

  27. javier 15/06/2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Living by Tufnell Park, one of my favourite rides is up to Highgate village, enjoy the views and ride to Hamsptead, then all the way down to Regent’s Park and after that head for Covent Garden via Russel Square and finish by the Southbank or the Thames. You can enjoy so much of London in the way.

  28. Dvaid Cohen 15/06/2012 at 12:40 pm #

    My favourite place to cycle to is the Farmers Market at Chapel Street ISlington London – great atmosphere, a great variety of food and usually a few free sips of juice and apple and pear slices.

  29. Dave T 15/06/2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Love to whizz along the Embankment on a Sunny Sunday morning, French Roll & paper in the basket & a big grin on my face! :-)

  30. Mark Pownall 15/06/2012 at 12:43 pm #

    To escape inner north London: the Woodland walk from just near Finsbury Park tube. An old railway line that was nearly turned into a motorway, but is instead a proper linear oasis of green heading north for a couple of miles ending near Highgate Woods

  31. Dave Raeside 15/06/2012 at 12:53 pm #

    At night. Looking up at all the sights as you fly around on two wheels. … Along Millbank, looking across at the floodlit buildings. Across Trafalgar Square and down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Magic!

  32. Christos Georgiadis 15/06/2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Richmond park is in my top places although the cars can be annoying at times …. On the plus side they have to stick to their 20mph limit.. so just whiz past them :)

  33. Goonz 15/06/2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I made the big mistake of not unchecking the box to receive replies to posts on this thread and now my inbox is flooded by emails!

  34. Emma 15/06/2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Dunno ’bout anyone else but there have been several times over the course of the morning where I’ve thought “oo…must check that ride/route out!” as I’ve been reading the comments.

  35. Dave Greenwood 15/06/2012 at 1:09 pm #

    My favourite place to cycle to is home (from work).

  36. John Dean 15/06/2012 at 1:15 pm #

    I love to cycle around the New Forest area which is local to me it gives me so much freedom and enjoyment to be out in the countryside and in the fresh air!

  37. Alina 15/06/2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Going southbound over Waterloo Bridge (at night) the view reminds me of why I love living in London.

    • Dave Raeside 15/06/2012 at 1:23 pm #

      so agree with you, Alina.

  38. Steve 15/06/2012 at 1:18 pm #

    I love the ride from the limehouse basin up the canal towards Victoria park and beyond. Such a nice change from busy roads, also the fact you can ride nearly all the way to Walthamstow without seeing a single car while taking in all the natural beauty of the area.

  39. glenn reynolds 15/06/2012 at 1:22 pm #

    My favourite cycle is Covent Garden to home as I whizz pass Trafalger Sq, Horse guards, Downing Street and Houses of Parliament where I always sync my watch with big ben!

  40. sandeep guntupalli 15/06/2012 at 1:38 pm #

    In ilford.

  41. poojitha ravipati 15/06/2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I like cycling in beckton.

  42. Jean-Philippe 15/06/2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I only started cycling this week but I enjoy most of the route. Cycling in the back street of Camden via the LCN is actually very quiet and green.

  43. Dagmara 15/06/2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I really enjoy cycling in Wimbledon Common. And I must mention Richmond Park!

  44. Barry McGee 15/06/2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Richmond Park on the Tamsin Trail – just lovely on a sunny afternoon!

  45. kirstine meredith 15/06/2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Love to bike ride around the Embankment and through Hyde Park.

  46. olbap 15/06/2012 at 2:06 pm #

    In Kingston

  47. Imran 15/06/2012 at 2:16 pm #

    I live in Hounslow and live cycling to Chiswick on the weekends besides my daily commute to Greenford. The great western road is a perfect summer ride on a cycle.

  48. Jessica 15/06/2012 at 2:26 pm #

    I live in Vauxhall and I love to cycle around Aldwych during rush hour because you get to weave in and out of traffic like you’re playing tetris and fit through incredibly narrow areas that you KNOW make cars jealous!

  49. alix 15/06/2012 at 3:07 pm #

    To Brockwell Park in Brixton – some nice inclines, the lido for a swim on a very hot day(!), excellent playground for the kids and the parts with tall grass where you can relax in semi privacy!

  50. narayani 15/06/2012 at 3:36 pm #

    I love the old North London railway track which runs Finsbury Park and Ally Pally. It feels like you’re in some sort of Narnian world, and there are some lovely views from it…

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