If you’d like to try cycling in London, the Santander public bike hire scheme (aka Boris Bikes) is a great resource. It’s easy to set up an account, cheap to hire a bike and there are docking stations across the city. Click through for full details of how it all works and tips and advice on what to look out for.
About Gretta Schifano
I'm a freelance journalist and blogger specialising in family travel with teenagers, trips when parents manage to travel without their kids, and 50+ travel. I also write about vegetarian travel, parenting teenagers, adoption, SEN, ADHD and anxiety. My work's been published by the Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet and others. I've lived and worked in Italy and Spain and am now based in rural south-east England with my husband, adoptive and birth kids and our dog. I previously worked as a social action radio producer for the BBC.
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