If you’re a first time visitor to London, then you’re probably keen to enjoy the sights and sounds of this amazing city. There is so much to see and do in the capital that you’re unlikely to fit it all into one trip. However, you can still make the most of your time in the city by planning your trip carefully. And what better way of getting out and about than by jumping on one of London’s famed Boris Bikes and navigating your way around all of the top attractions?
This way, you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of the city – and get some good exercise in the process also. Earlier this week, in fact, it was confirmed that three of the city’s boroughs – Kingston, Enfield and Waltham Forest – will be made more cycling friendly. That’s after they were named as the main winners of the mayor’s £100 million fund to create ‘mini-Hollands’ – a name given in reference to the popularity of cycling in the country. Interestingly, figures show that half of all potential cycle journeys are in the suburbs.
Mayor London Boris Johnson said: “Areas once terra incognita for the bicycle will, over time, become every bit as cycle-friendly as their Dutch equivalents — places that suburbs and towns all over Britain will want to copy. “Councillor Clyde Loakes, deputy Leader and Cabinet member for environment at Waltham Forest, added: “This huge injection of funding will mean we can reshape Waltham Forest for those that already cycle and those that have told us they want to cycle more.”
According to the councillor, the money will make a significant difference to the quality of life of people in the area. If you’re heading into London, make sure you take advantage of the Boris Bikes if you wish to see the sights of the city in a relaxing fashion.
You will find plenty of docking stations closely located to the Montcalm hotels.