So I arrived back in London today ready for all the excitement of London 2012. First stop off the red eye was the Women’s Cycling Road Race viewed from near Box Hill, Surrey. A great start to the games. Nice one Lizzie Armitstead who won silver for team GB. What a great Sunday Cycle!
So in celebration of the team GB win in the Tour de France on Sunday, we decided to hold our own Tour de Manhattan, by cycling around the whole (yes I said whole) of the island. It took us 4 hours (not the fastest time) in the hot NYC sunshine, but we had a blast.
These are a few of things we saw on the way:
In the garage before we start!
The view down 29th street looking east across 6th avenue
The view from Battery Park up to One World Trade Center
This would have made our journey a bit harder!
Williamsburg across the East River
Cool airplane writing in the sky
Just before the United Nations building. Taking a break.
Somewhere really high on the East River
George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River
Follow me as I cycle from Manhattan, through Brooklyn to Coney Island, New York. We cheated and got the subway back!
Coming home on the subway
Images courtesy of Olesund, JSocal, Dewalk, Dmitry Gudkov, Jonathan Percy and my own.
Follow me as I cycle through Central Park past the baseball, the boating lake, the reservoir, Sheep Meadow and then through Times Square – hairy but amazing!
Images courtesy of Ms Spider66, The Middle Muse, Alice Bartlett, Joe Shlabotnik and MD111.
Follow me as I cycle through Chelsea, Meatpacking, West Village, Tribeca in New York. What a fabulous sunny ride on my red Bobbin bike!
In Europe (think Amsterdam) we are all used to seeing bikes flying around all over the place, and even in London the stylish cycling crowd have taken over the streets and added a friendly vibe to the city. However in the US, the car still rules the road – so not so bike friendly. Or so you thought.
Watch this lovely video by fabulous company PUBLIC, based in San Francisco who sell bikes across the US. Their bikes are super cool and designed to the best spec and look so stylish in a multitude of bright colours.
Plus see what great ideas and work PUBLIC is doing to put cycling at the forefront of culture and big city life. It’s not just about riding your bike, it’s about creating a community through cycling and making public spaces where everyone can relax and have fun.
PUBLIC was founded by Rob Forbes, who is best known as the Founder of Design Within Reach, the leading retailer for modern design. Rob formed PUBLIC in 2007. Nice one! For more information visit PUBLIC.
For a few years the stylish lady in London town, has known the only way to get around was on a Bobbin Bicycle. Forget the racers, the hybrids and even the Boris bikes, a Bobbin is the only and perfect way to travel.
Check out the Bobbin Birdie and especially this yellow version, which is fabulous. Or if you don’t want to keep just one colour, you could buy it in blue and red too. Visit Bobbin Bicycles for more information.
And now New York, you can also take advantage of some Bobbin love, as the bikes are now sold at Adeline Adeline. So no excuses, get there to glide around town in style. Don’t forget to buy a helmet though.