Cyclestreets.net is a brilliant little website for bicyclists. Just enter where you are and where you want to go and it will take you a proper cyclists route, tell you the distance, how quiet or otherwiseit will be and how many calories you will burn completing it.
This is extraordinary. You can actually choose a route to avoid unnecessary hills. Excellent for the part-time cyclist!

Bicycle Shops or Bicycle Accessories Outlets or Cycle Repairers

SBC Cycles | Independent Custom Bike Workshop in East London

7HT, 41 Cropley St, London N1, UK – 020 7253 0339

My favourite bike shop in London. It's great that they are independent as I feel like I can trust them more than the typical London cycling franchise. Also, the employees always seemed to me very knowledgeable, competent and friendly. Reasonable prices on repairs and workshop work. The bikes they sell are completely custom so those are very pricey although beautiful​ and high quality.

This is for sure the best Independent Custom Bike Workshop in all London, the staff (Jamie and Marc) is high qualified and very helpful, excellent customer service and prompt service for your bike. Since I started cycling to work several years ago I have been through different Bike Workshops and I can guarantee that this is the best ever I found in London. I had a maintenance service on my mountain bike from Marc (A master pro mechanic with more than 10 years of experience) and he was able to get back all the greatest performance and comfort of my lovely bike like the first day when I bought from Italy 2 years ago. This is not only the coolest 😎 shop in London but it also look like a club where you can meet people that like to share the passion of their love for bike 🚲 and get good advices from the great knowledge of Jamie and Marc. I'm a very happy 😊 customers and even if SBC Cycles is a quite far from me, this is the only bike workshop where I'll bring my lovely Italian Mountain bike for any future assistance.

Evans Cycles

77-81 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LL, UK – 020 7928 4785

Great bike shop with polite and helpful staff who have the patience and knowledge to answer my questions on equipment. I bought a nice cyclocross bike in the sale and was pleased to find the derailleur was correctly set up and worked perfectly. I've been using Evans Cycles in Waterloo for bikes and bike parts over the years and have always been pleased with the service.

Good natured and attentive service, particularly for an Evans (they aren't always). Sorted my puncture quickly and cheaply, and price matched chain reaction and wiggle for some other gear I picked up in the store while waiting. The high street would be poorer without these places.

Evans Cycles

The Cavern, 1 Market St, London E1 6AA, UK – 020 7426 0391

Really helpful staff. I'm going touring, and they provided me with protective covering for my frame and fork separators for free. Also really great that they can order stock in so quickly!

I'm so surprised to see the negative reviews here. I absolutely loved the experience I had yesterday at Evans Cycles in Spitalfields. Sarapreet and team really took the time to help and go the extra mile ;) to ensure I had everything I needed and got set up properly on my latest bike. Excellent service, very quick turnaround (esp. on a Saturday) and valuable, honest advice. Really recommend!

Cycle Hire

London Bicycle Tour Company

1, Gabriels Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PP, UK – 020 7928 6838

A very nice London cycling tour, we had a terriffic time with our guide Ollie. This is the way to experience London. A solid recommendation.

Excellent experience. - Great bike tours and lovely staff! I will come back for sure!

On Your Bike

The Vaults, Montague Cl, London SE1 9DA, UK – 020 7378 6669

Came in with a 3 day old but poorly prepared 1500 quid bike. Ben and Amy did a fantastic job in sorting it out and made it what it should have been when it left the manufacturer. Can't rate them highly enough. Professional, honest and trustworthy. Never used them before - will always use them from now on. Openlate until 7.30pm most evenings. Excellent. Use them.

Good bike rental service. Good response time by email for details. The bikes I rented came with a few items missing and they supplied these on the spot. Still, the bikes needed another check-up - we had small problems with the breaks, a dry chain and gears for one of the bikes. It would be helpful to have some space outside to test the bikes...

City Bike Service

4, 100 The Highway, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 2BX, UK – 020 7702 9999

Rented a 125cc to practice for my DAS. Hadn't ridden a bike in a while and the owner allowed me to use a section of the yard to practice some manoeuvres and get confident on the bike again before heading out on the road. Great value, all staff I dealt with were friendly & enthusiastic. Highly recommended.

A very professional and quick service with a fair price. Highly recommended!

Bicycling Safety Video

Lots of little tips you might not have thought of - from Ireland.