Friends, from London

22 Jul

London. They say biking is waking up there. The Barclays Cycle Hire – London’s version of our Dublin bikes – is to open on 30 July 2010 .

There’s more: London’s Cycling Superhighways are bound to get cyclists whizzing through London’s streets; faster and safer. No wonder then, that our Dutch friends Sjoerd en Nanke took their Dutch bikes with them when they recently moved to London.

This weekend, Sjoerd and Nanke visited us in Dublin. To see how our Dublin cycling would compare to theirs in London, we took them on a Sunday cycling tour. Not as a competition (not officially, anyway), but out of general interest. However, we did focus on Dublin’s key advantages over London.  The sea:

And our exciting dark clouds, occasionally:

And we all agree. London has got a long way to go.

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