Coming to terms with city cycling

Share your fraught – or otherwise – experiences of cycling on main roads with heavy traffic

One of the pleasing aspects of the success of London’s bike hire scheme has been how it has encouraged many people on to the capital’s roads who had never considered cycling before. Last week the Charlton blogger Darryl wrote of catching the bike bug in the wake of his cycle hire experience, and is exploring local roads and sights. He doesn’t dare venture further than this, he says, because of his “aversion to main roads and heavy traffic”.

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