Love them or loathe them, the Olympics are coming to London this summer, and one of the Games sponsors, Thomas Cook, has asked eight of the capital’s leading bloggers to share their recommendations of places to visit in their home city, including two who will be familiar to many road.cc readers – Andreas of London Cyclist, and Mark from I Bike London.
Both have chosen locations that make a great trip by bike should you happen to be in the capital – Greenwich Park, in the case of Andreas, due to its historical connections as well as the fine view it provides over much of the city.
Meanwhile Mark has gone for the Regent’s Canal as it passes through East London, where he lives –one of the more pleasant ways to get between certain points of the city, such as Angel to Limehouse, for instance.
The films are both part of Thomas Cook’s You Might Need To Know This series in which London bloggers give hints and tips to help this summer’s visitors get the most out of London.
Not coincidentally, both blogs are currently running competitions to win accommodation in London plus tickets for the Olympic volleyball – not the ‘beach’ version – courtesy of Thomas Cook, which is official short break supplier to London 2012.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.