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    Bike hire and/or riding groups in London

    Hello--

    I'll be in London for vacation/holidays in late May/early June. Staying at the Hilton Tower Bridge, which is very close to the London Bridge Tube & rail station.

    Anyone have a recommendation for a good bike shop that I can hire a bike from? I'm assuming I should bring my own helmet, shoes, gloves, and clothing. Can I also rent pedals?

    Also--if anyone knows of any groups that do rides in or around that area, I'd appreciate that too.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Hey,

    I'm not so sure about Shop rented bikes (although I'm sure its possible in most places). In london we have a load of 'Boris' bikes, where you basically insert your credit card and then it unlocks one of the bikes.

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/15150.aspx - The TFL organisation also does introductory bike rides & I'm pretty sure there are cycle group rides with instructors etc.

    I would advise using a helment with any form of riding in London as the traffic is very dense (especially around London Bridge - I used to ride over that bridge to work every day) and some of the drivers are...well...shouldn't have a license.

    Cheers

    C

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    I believe that you can hire a Brompton quite cheaply from one of the main train stations, not sure which one or maybe they all have this facility?

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