London news Women cycling in London in lockdown who have never felt safer Uk news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Cycling in London has got 22 per cent more popular in lockdown, and new female cyclists say it helps them feel safer in the city
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! When compared to the likes of Cambridge, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, London is not seen as a particularly cyclist-friendly city. Busy roads, big red buses and intimidating taxis all combine to create a cycling environment that many felt was more stressful than therapeutic, but that all changed when lockdown hit and the city ground to a halt. Data released by Transport for London showed that outer London saw a 22 per cent rise in cycling year-on-year compared to spring of 2019, with a seven per cent rise recorded in inner London. Off-putting for some is the fact that cycling is often seen as a male-dominated sport, conjuring images of middle-aged men in Lycra speeding through red lights contrasted with coy women on basket-laden bikes filled with flowers and brown paper bags. For the women who have taken up cycling in London during lockdown, this is far from the truth. They report feeling more powerful, more independent, and better able to explore all our fantastic city has to offer on two wheels, and they say they will never look back. Download the MyLondon app Get the latest London news straight on your phone without having to open your browser - and get all the latest breaking news as notifications on your screen. The MyLondon app gives you all the stories you need to help you keep on top of what's happening in the best city ever.
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How London has got better for cyclists When Boris Johnson was London Mayor, he kickstarted a revolution in London's cycling infrastructure. There's now a huge network of cycleways across the city, including superhighways and quietways, and TfL is working to upgrade and expand routes so more Londoners can access safe, dedicated cycle paths. Do you love cycling in London? Let us know in the comments here. Kay McLeod, 34, from Greenwich has started cycling in lockdown and says although there have been some hair-raising moments, she's been amazed about how much cycle routes have brought the city together. She said: "As a total newbie, what I'm seeing along the cycle routes is all kinds of people out here. "On main roads, sure, you mainly see well-equipped cycle bros with their cool gear, but as soon as you go onto the cycle infrastructure you see every body type, you see families, people with their tiny kids - that's including all the way into London.
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