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

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...

The London Bicycle Workshop

97-99 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1R 5BX, UK – 020 7998 8738

Carlsberg don't do bike shops... but if they did it would be this one. Finally a friendly set of people who are willing to help you without being bike snobs! Perfect service, super product line and all round my favourite bike shop. Ten out of ten.

These guys saved my bacon after my chain snapped and shredded my derailleur. It was 6PM on a Friday and I had my bike back in working order by 7PM the same day. Great service - really lovely people. Highly recommended.

SBC Cycles | Independent Custom Bike Workshop in East London

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

I was cycling home from work and the chain came off my bike. These guys fixed it right up and didn't even charge! Such friendly service. Would highly recommend.

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.

Cycle Hire

London Bicycle Tour Company

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

Best bikes in London. This shop has some of the news cycles and clothing in the market. Highly recommend stopping by.

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.

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 bike from them for the week to see if it was an option for me for my daily commute (turns out I love it, but that's by the by). The staff and the whole process were great. Their website tells you what documents to bring, you can use their helmet and gloves free of charge and the taking out and returning process was quick and easy. Highly recommend them.

Popped in because chain was too tight ( had a tire change day before and mechanic made it too tight). This guys made me jump ahead of orders and sorted it out within 5 minutes. They even pointed out that my rear L plate is missing so I might get penalty. They have provided 1 free of charge. Very nice people, highly recommended for they friendliness and professionalism.

Bicycling Safety Video

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