When the sun puts his hat on, we put our cycle helmets on. Here are our favourite places to get pedalling at when the weather’s fine.
Prudential Ride London
The huge London cycling festival, roads will be closed on the weekend of the 30th and 31st July so you can see all of the sights of London by bike. That’s just one of many events you can take part in, so have a look at what other adventures you can have on that weekend.
Lee Valley VeloPark
Remember that thing a few years ago? With all the sports and medals? It was easy to miss, so you may not have noticed this stonking great velodrome in Queen Elizabeth Park, built especially for the 2012 London Olympics. There’s a BMX course, mountain bike trail and road track, too.
Herne Hill Velodrome
The only venue still in use from the 1948 Olympic Games, you can have a go on the track whether you’re a beginner or an expert. They also have lots of sessions for kids of all ages.
Banana Bike Hire
Make your way to Dulwich or Battersea Park and hire a banana to cycle on. They’re a type of recumbent bike (the low down, sit back ones) and a great way to see the parks. You can hire tandems, trikes and other things that wouldn’t look amiss in wacky races.