If you’ve cracked cycling in London thanks to your lockdown bike purchase, now you can really test out your pedal power with Hidden Tracks Cycling. Led by experienced cycling coach Charlie Codrington, Hidden Tracks Cycling runs guided rides around and out of the city, and can encompass cycle tracks, bridleways, woodland paths and off-road areas. Charlie spent much of lockdown putting the routes together himself, including ‘hunting Wombles’ across Wimbledon, off-road from London to Brighton, out to Hampton Court and beyond, the pilgrim’s trail from Southwark to Canterbury Cathedral, and the seven windmills on the Miller’s Trail.
There are rides to suit all levels of ability and bike type, and can take around five hours to complete with the more challenging off-road routes can take up to a whole day. Not only do the rides give you chance to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise, but you’ll also stumble across hidden parts of London and the South East. Lycra is optional.