Are you bored of tramping familiar streets? Do your lunchtime ambles take you to the same old haunts? Then why not take a boris bike and explore before Summer buggers off for another 8 months?
Last week so took myself off to see what Hyde Park looked like in the fast-disappearing Summer sunshine. To be honest, I thought I might even get a swim in the Lido, but that was a step too far. The traffic from EC1 to the West End was quite terrific but it was all worth it when I got to the park. Cycling around the perimeter (you can’t cycle through the middle) on the dedicated lanes is very pleasant, and the road takes you all the way around the Serpentine, past the gallery and back round the Hyde Park Corner.
Give it a go anyway. W