Sunday, January 06, 2008

Have you thought about cycling in London?

Padded Shorts - Cycle Training in London - Learn to Cycle in London

Cycle commuting to work, doing the shopping by bike, or seeing the sights of the city and getting fit into the bargain?

If it’s something you’ve considered, but never quite got round to, have you thought about what’s stopping you? Are you nervous about riding in traffic, don’t know the best routes to take, or think you’re not fit enough?

There are lots of reasons why people don’t cycle, but it’s really not as hard as you might think. And think of the benefits. It’s cheap, healthy, and fun. Anyone can learn to cycle safely in London. That’s where cycle training can help.

Padded Shorts is a London-based cycle training company run by me, Henrik Risager, a provisional CTUK Accredited Cycling Instructor. Originally from Denmark, I’ve been commuting by bike and cycling for pleasure in European cities for over 20 years. I want to help more people enjoy the benefits of biking in London, and become safe, confident cyclists.

Whether you are a complete novice at cycling in London, already cycle a bit and want to brush up your skills, or want to build up your fitness for longer leisure rides, one-to-one cycle training from Padded Shorts can help. Want advice on what route to take to work, which bike to choose to suit your needs, or tips on bike maintenance? No problem – we can help with that, too.

Anyone can learn to cycle safely in London – it’s not out of your reach! Find out more and book a training session online at

And finally – no, padded shorts aren’t compulsory ;)

Happy cycling,