Motoring org urges Londoners to bike the strike

No, not motorbike but bicycle.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists has issued a statement encouraging commuters in the city to turn to cycling during the tube strike.

“With heavy traffic and the subsequent congestion charges still in place, taking the car is not going to be a viable option for most,” said the statement from IAM.

Duncan Pickering, the IAM’s Cycling Development Manager said: “On days like today cycling is going to be the most efficient way to get around the city. This is now a viable option since the launch of the Barclays’ Cycle Hire Scheme where bicycles are readily available, but not everybody will feel confident taking on London’s busy roads.

“To gain confidence in cycling around London in the event of future disruptions to the travel network, enrolling for training now will mean you are prepared. Not only this but cycling can ease your moral conscience by being kinder to the environment, and has the obvious benefits to your own health and fitness.”

Newbie cyclists could also work out quiet routes in London with the free Bike Hub iPhone app. This app also has locations of the Boris Bike stands dotted around London.

For those without iPhones, find quiet routes via

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