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. philcycle 15/06/2012 at 3:54 pm #

    I love to cycle in Windsor Great Park – The scenery is magnificent and the eating is good at the Savill Gardens Restaurant.

  2. Larry H 15/06/2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I like cycling around ‘Delamere forest’ in Cheshire-at home with nature!

  3. JohnO 15/06/2012 at 4:56 pm #

    I like to ride anywhere in Northumberland except on roads with numbers beginning with A. All the other roads have very little traffic and what traffic there is will be courteous and patient.
    Most roads will provide stunning scenery, wildlife (non-human) and nice destinations to aim for.
    The sunset over Warkworth Castle cannot be surpassed when it is viewed from the bank of the River Coquet with a bag of chips for dessert.

  4. AlexT 15/06/2012 at 5:00 pm #

    I live in Kent, and I love cycling National Cycle Route 18 between Wye and Canterbury. Especially once you get into Denge woods.

    After struggling up Brides hill to the village of Crundale you are rewarded with a slow downhill ride through these silent woods, with only the sound of the birds and the hum of your tires on the tarmac. Bliss.

    Also the place names are fun to say. Deeennggeee.

  5. Claudia 15/06/2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Richmond Park! Incredible during the week as fairly quiet with mostly cycles rather than cars. Challenging in places, but exhilarating on downhills and full of wildlife and views across London.

  6. Joel Levitt 15/06/2012 at 6:14 pm #

    On a gorgeous day anywhere where there are long straight, flat roads where you can enjoy being with just you and the bike (and other riders if in a group) and just power down.

  7. Peter K 15/06/2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Kensington Gardens
    Coffee by the Diana Memorial playground and then riding down to Trafalgar Square through the parks. (shame Constitution hill is blocked off at the moment)

  8. Michael Daly 15/06/2012 at 6:56 pm #

    River Lea Tow path

  9. David Walker 15/06/2012 at 6:58 pm #


  10. Amanda O'Dell 15/06/2012 at 6:59 pm #

    More coffee & cake – along the Lea Valley canal to the Greenway and the ViewTube at the Olympic Park – best chocolate brownies in London!!

  11. KathyD 15/06/2012 at 7:05 pm #

    I love cycling thru Greenwich Park – good push up the hill & fun zooming down, plus the park’s always full of interesting people, got nice spots if you want to chill or head to the market for food

  12. Adam 15/06/2012 at 8:08 pm #

    My favourite is Walthamstow Marshes day time is great if you come down through Springfield park and over the Lea but also a night down big hill then beside the Marina up to Coppermill Lane. This used to be fantastic when it had no street lighting unfortuneately due to a misguide belief that light pollution equals security they have now stuck street lights down most of the length is is still a magical place at night.

  13. John 15/06/2012 at 8:15 pm #

    The Embankment!

  14. Paul Green 15/06/2012 at 8:41 pm #

    I love cycling along the north norfolk coastal route.

    • Phil Russell 16/06/2012 at 1:36 am #

      Yes, Paul G., you’re right—-the North Norfolk coast is a great place to ride to in London! And so is Suffolk—-gently rolling countryside, low population density, slow pace of life, hardly any cars (unstressed drivers treating cyclists with respect)–what’s not to like?
      I’m surprised anyone enjoys riding anywhere at all in Greater London these days It stinks, there’s constant harrassment from drivers and pedestrians alike, road surfaces are often really badly maintained, and what used to be quieter roads are now frequently rat-runs for impatient petrol-heads… but yeah but no but wait! This post’s supposed to be about nice London destinations, innit.
      Okay. Hot August night, midweek, two o’clock in the morning, zero traffic, nothing crosses your path but the occasional fox, ows hoot, shorts and t-shirt, nice springy 531 lightweight, rock-hard tyres, all along the Upper Richmond Rd. to Richmond town, do a loop and back via the Lower Richmond Rd. to Putney, Wandsworth, Clapham and Brixton,hopefully beating 25 mins for the return leg, collapsing into bed, and looking forward to perusing Andreas’ ever-cheerful blog-post-web stuff upon the morrow. Cheers!

  15. AnythingButVanilla 15/06/2012 at 9:45 pm #

    I love heading east along the south bank of the river past Tower Bridge and out towards Greenwich. On a sunny day the river sparkles and shines and you can really appreciate that you’re riding through the best city on earth.

  16. graham barker 15/06/2012 at 10:38 pm #

    my favourite place to ride is on a summers evening over the south downs to long man where the setting suns rays burn golden and the evening skylark serenades a blissful, quiet relaxation after the grind of the uphill…..and the view is spectacular.

  17. Julian Birch 15/06/2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Going down the one way on Curtain Road, EC1 homeward bound. It’s a pretty street with lots of great street art to catch your eye, everyone all seems to be out and about while I’m happy to be on the way home.

  18. Mark Doherty 15/06/2012 at 11:18 pm #

    Trough of Bowland, Lancashire, unspoilt & virtually traffic free.

  19. Gillian Holmes 15/06/2012 at 11:37 pm #

    The Embankment

  20. Smithy 16/06/2012 at 12:19 am #

    A new pleasure of mine is to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of roses, the two best rose gardens in London which I cycled to last weekend are in Kew Gardens and Regents Park. The rose with the most amazing scent – Gertrude Gykell – trust me bury your nose in it for a heavenly experience.

  21. Luis 16/06/2012 at 12:58 am #

    My favourite place to cycle to in London is Hampstead Heath. From work in the City through lovely and quiet back streets of Angel and Tufnell Park directly into the lungs of London where I cycle around and drop the bike somewhere and have food and wine with friends on the grass.

  22. Matthew 16/06/2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Down out of Crystal Palace towards Sydenham early in the morning. Amazing views down every side road over London gleaming in the dawn sun. Guess who did Nightrider last weekend?

  23. KNIGHTHAWK 16/06/2012 at 7:11 pm #


  24. Jim 16/06/2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Richmond Park for me been going there regularly since my youth, Plenty of places to sprint, descend, climb with a lovely coffee and cake stop, allied to superb views into London.

  25. Maya Russell 16/06/2012 at 8:23 pm #

    I like to cycle on the South Bank, stopping off at Borough Market for some fresh food.

  26. Claire woods 16/06/2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Thetford Forest in Norfolk is near to where I live. It’s got lots of cycle routes and even a very hard black route. Got on this by mistake once.

  27. mary-go-round 16/06/2012 at 10:20 pm #

    The Tarka trail in North Devon – just gorgeous!

  28. Kirsty Fox 16/06/2012 at 11:04 pm #

    I live in Kent, and my favourite place to cycle is Bedgebury, it’s beautiful riding through the forest and pinetum

  29. Daniela 16/06/2012 at 11:35 pm #

    My fav place to cycle in London is Hampstead Heath. I am totally new in London, moved just in seven weeks ago from Austria and I am not so good with all of this traffic here, that is the reason why I prefer the Heath, because it’s nearby and peaceful. (And I would love to win a shirt :-))

  30. Hazel Christopher 17/06/2012 at 12:05 am #

    I love to go cycling along the Welsh coast 🙂

  31. MissPedalDancer 17/06/2012 at 7:15 am #

    Everywhere!! In London there’s always somewhere new to explore and so many interesting things to see. I enjoy my daily commute as much as laps of Richmond park or riverside cycling.

  32. Lisa Waugh 17/06/2012 at 11:43 am #

    London always has something going on and some great scenery its never boring so anywhere in London but especially around Wembley!!

  33. Chris Mathieson 17/06/2012 at 12:38 pm #

    The best place to cycle in London is on the Thames path or the canals,gorgeous with plenty of lovely pubs to stop off in for a pint.The Captain Kidd Pub in Wapping with riverside views is just superb you must visit!!

  34. Emma Clarke 17/06/2012 at 1:57 pm #

    It has to be Hampstead Heath….it feels like I’m a million miles away from the city

  35. Mickie Bull 17/06/2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Favourite for me would be the Sustrans Route 2 between Dorchester and Axminster, going through some of Britain’s most beautiful views and countryside

  36. Georgina Ball 17/06/2012 at 7:13 pm #

    The local country park

  37. Victoria Boland 17/06/2012 at 9:48 pm #

    The Wirral Way is a nice cycling route.

  38. Dimitri Spyridonidis 17/06/2012 at 10:15 pm #

    by far Hyde Park

  39. david 17/06/2012 at 11:01 pm #

    hi i m from malta, and i love our beautifull country side, malta is small, in a day i could tour it easily, so all malta is nice… 😉 but i love hyde park if i was in london

  40. Tom 17/06/2012 at 11:39 pm #

    late at night on saturday, hammersmith –> chelsea embankment –> houses of parliament –> buckingham palace –> trafalgar square –> regent street –> regents park –> top of primrose hill –> back to hammersmith by a less convoluted route (although it’s always longer getting back!)

  41. Solange 17/06/2012 at 11:40 pm #

    Hyde Park

  42. Tom 17/06/2012 at 11:40 pm #

    with a thermos of coffee or a tin at the top of primrose hill

  43. Tom 18/06/2012 at 9:09 am #

    On a warm summer day I like to ride to a bench near the Ice House on East Heath, Hampstead Heath.

  44. Roisin 18/06/2012 at 10:06 am #

    It has to be Box Hill and no, I don’t put my bike on the train/my car!

  45. Aniello Del Sorbo 18/06/2012 at 11:46 am #

    My favorite place is along the Thames from Kew Bridge down to Hampton Court (or over all the way to Windsor Great Park!).
    Quiet, green, plenty of people cycling, running, walking or otherwise enjoying life!

    Plenty of cool places to stop for refreshment as well as many opportunities to do sightseeing (Kew Gardens, Richmond Park is a little detour away, Ham House in Ham, Marble Hill House in Twickenham is a short historic ferry ride away on the south bank) and of course Hampton Court Palace and gardens).

  46. Samantha Baldini 18/06/2012 at 11:57 am #

    One of my favourite ride goes from Hammersmith Bridge, along the river all the way to the Thames Barrier. You get to pass several interesting neighbours, the view of the river is amazing and several landmarks are very close to the path so there are plenty of chances for a stop. Several parks are close to the path as well so if you are a pic nic + bike person you will have a wide choice of places where to relax and chill out (weather permitting).

  47. Mitul Shah 18/06/2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Elephant & Castle roundabout before they put in the traffic lights.

  48. Andy 18/06/2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Richmond Park first thing in the morning when it is still misty and traffic free.

  49. Tim80 18/06/2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Battersea park, early morning before work – one minute you’re on the busy queenstown road, surrounded by fumes and noise and moments later you arrive in the park, with birdsong, trees and fresh air. You could imagine that you are a long way from the city. It is a wonderful place – so calm. At its best on a warm spring morning!

  50. Tim 18/06/2012 at 5:45 pm #

    I love cycling anywhere vaguely quiet with the children on the bike. We have a mile to nursery every morning, going past the train line and the fire station, and usually stop if the fire station doors are open!

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