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  • Mr. Hola here with a practical reference guide for visiting London. I’ll continue to update it as best I can, so please consider it an ongoing work in progress. The advice below is generally written for an American audience. Also, please review the disclaimer before......

  • It’s a bit ironic that the one thing Kansas City does better than London in regards to public transportation is the integration of bikes and transit. Buses have bike racks, and the KC Streetcar has designated bike space. Granted, it took KC’s streetcar five months to ...

  • So we’ve been in London a year now and are finally getting some great opportunities to better explore our neighborhood and London in general. So when a couple of awesome-sounding bike tours focusing on women in Kensington and Chelsea and literary women around London, I had ...

  • I have finally travelled outside of London, but within England! I’ve already visited Edinburgh & Cardiff — which are in the UK, but in Scotland and Wales respectively — so our weekend trip to Oxford finally hit the sweet spot of being solidly outside London without leav...

  • Gigi and I are getting to know the city a bit, and are starting to meet new contacts within the London bike world. I attended an event at Look Mum No Hands where I met Sasha with Blubel, and we almost immediately set up plans for a cycling......

  • I bought a bike! Everyone, meet Gigi! She’s a sweetheart. We’re about the same age, have similar interests, and both love the colo(u)r green. She’s a Gumtree find (which is the UK’s Craigslist) and we’re pretty much best buds at this point. Gigi and ...

  • After a long, grueling, and gray winter, Spring has arrived in London! And suddenly, I understand why people say London is their favorite. These bright, sunny, warm(ish) days are full of flowering trees and bushes and breezes. Cycling and walking around I can’t help but see...

  • Today’s weather was blergh-worthy, which means it was blog-worthy because on Sunday I had a treat of a beautifully, perfectly sunny day walking the Chess Valley Trail from Chesham to Chorleywood (and yes, those are their real names, but I bet you can’t pronounce them)...

  • Being an expat in an enormous, new city was understandably overwhelming at first, especially because I rarely knew where I was, or how to get anywhere, or what direction I was facing.So today I cycled to the first place I remember feeling something familiar: the......

  • It’s spring! And the pigeons are horny! Pigeons are a part of daily life in London. They’re everywhere, hovering, waiting for you to drop any scrap of food. I’m also convinced that one faked an injury to fool me into throwing him a piece of......