The best place for everyone to cycle is in the sunshine


Sometimes cycle campaigning can be a hard slog; endless meetings, building bridges, daring to hope that a little progress might be made, only to have your hopes dashed.  And that's only once you've got everyone to agree what is a good thing for cyclists in the first place...  

So when the sun came out a few weeks ago and rolled back the months of darkness that have gripped us all winter, it was truly joyous to see all kinds of cyclists using the Regents Canal in Hackney.  The blue skies reflected on the water, the warm air, and the sound of birdsong in the trees seemed to make for perfect cycling conditions.  Cycle campaigners spend many hours debating among themselves what are perfect cycling conditions; be that 20mph zones, seperated cycle paths or acting like other traffic in the middle of the road, but as these photos show a bit of sunshine helps to make a huge difference, too.

So today on ibikelondon we're not talking about cycle paths or bicycle training or any of the rest of it; we're just enjoying the joy of cycling, and grateful that summer seems at last to have arrived.

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Long may it continue!

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3 comments:

Dick Vincent said...

Great pictures Mark!

You can all read more about YOUR towpaths (London's greatest park) onour website

Dick Vincent
London Towpath Ranger

Chandra said...

Nice collection of photos of cyclists. Well done!
Paz :)

ibikelondon said...

Thanks @Dick I agree that London's canal towpaths are one of our greatest open spaces, and such a valuable commodity for so many people. As you can see in these pictures they are certainly very popular with families of cyclists looking for somewhere safe and relaxing to ride.

@Chandra Thanks for stopping by here!