I'm Mark, your host, and usually cycle to work every day from Bethnal Green in the East End to Mayfair in the city centre. I don't wear lycra, I usually stop at red lights and I consider myself, like most cyclists, to not be 'unusual' in any way. As such, I thought I'd set up this blog to share some of my experiences as a relatively new cyclist in London, to share some of the issues affecting cyclists here, and to give space to discussion to all those who are interested - and, not least, to show that cycling is a normal everyday activity that anyone can do if they wish.
If you have a story that you think deserves to be up here, please do get in touch. If you're posting a comment just remember that sometimes (like cyclists and taxi drivers) we don't all agree but everyone is happier when the tone is civil!