Our Tuesday slot in which we point you in the direction of other great happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.
Hire a bike from London Recumbents in Dulwich Park or Battersea Park. Lie back and enjoy the view on a recumbent bike or trike – a contraption in which the rider sits in a laid-back position rather than the traditional upright fashion. The view isn't too shabby either, riding around the designated cycle paths in two of London's loveliest parks. They do traditional machines, too.
Here's what London Recumbents have to say for themselves:
When London Recumbents started back in 1993 the Mountain Bike boom was still in full swing, the term 'fixie' hadnt been invented, and bikes for the disabled generally meant a heavy unstable upright trike.
We wanted to do things differently - to offer bikes you wouldn't see in the local bike shops and to give an experience above and beyond the confines of the high street. Within four years we were based in parkland, offering green spaced traffic-calmed test-rides and bike hires to all. A truly inclusive service for anyone young and old, the physically and mentally fit and for those with greater challenges.
The London recumbent website is HERE: www.londonrecumbents.co.uk
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.