Your bike gives you the freedom to explore the countryside around London as well as further afield.
Social rides are listed on the LCC web site, where LCC members can also publicise rides they are organizing themselves.
Central London CTC organize several rides each Sunday as well as longer tours. These usually involve catching a train from a central London station, though there a growing number of rides that start from Central London and explore parts of Inner London.
British Cycling Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. Its aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.
The London Parks & Gardens Trust have a number of self-guided rides on their web site.
If you are planning your own ride or tour, there are now many books available, including those published by Ordnance Survey as well as the Official Guide to the National Cycle Network, published by Sustrans.
These guided tours are run by Westminster's cycle training contractor, Cycle Confident. The tours are free but booking is required and numbers are limited.
The current programme can be found at http://www.cycleconfident.com/courses/led-rides
The following tours can be downloaded from Westminster's web site:
The City of Westminster has wildlife in its parks, canals, and, of course, the London Zoo; but this ride also includes human representations of wildlife, some of real creatures and some of mythical ones. You can try and time your ride to catch the Pelicans being fed in St James's Park between 2.30 and 3 pm.
This eight-mile ride covers some of the most famous, and sometimes controversial, public art (that which is commissioned or permitted to be installed) and street art (unofficial, but occasionally left in situ) in the City of Westminster. Throughout the ride it's worth keeping an eye out for adapted 'No Entry' signs with sticker overlays by Florence-based street artist Clet Abraham.
A seven-mile ride covering the highlights of rock and pop in the City of Westminster, with suggested tracks for each stop.
A seven-mile ride, best done on a Sunday morning, as much of the ride is on major streets, observing a few of Westminster's lions. More can be found in London Pride, the 10,000 Lions of London by Valerie Colin-Russ.
Discoveries, creations and inventions in the southern part of Westminster.
This-six mile ride includes, alongside many other 'firsts':
Discover highlights of the Beatles' history in central London on this six-mile ride, with suggested tracks for each stop. Highlights include: