Facing the fear: riding the Boris Bikes to work… and back!

Thanks to the tube strike today I finally ran out of excuses and cycled all the way to work… and back! And after nearly 2 hours on a bike in the streets of London I’m still here to tell the tale :).

My last experience of riding a bike in a town was through the cobbled streets of Florence with crazy Italian drivers swerving and honking their horns, but this morning was even more frantic. At least it was a steep learning curve. I now know:

Facing my fear of London cycling felt amazing. I can’t believe I have spent so long walking around London, when cycling makes everything so much more accessible and more fun! Now I have no excuse not to do it at least a couple of days a week… hopefully the terror will fade!

Never been so happy to get home in one piece!!

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2 thoughts on “Facing the fear: riding the Boris Bikes to work… and back!

  1. Caroline Laing

    Well done Georgie, but do take care in those wet and windy streets!

  2. Thanks Caroline 🙂
    I did realise pretty quickly that a helmet is something I need to invest in! 😉 I am certainly hoping that after cycling through London during a tube strike, cycling in rural Oxfordshire will feel like a breeze!

    I hope 2014 is treating you well!

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