Saturday, June 22, 2024

Hop on your saddle and get pedalling – the best way to travel in London 

Cycling continues to grow as a popular and convenient way of getting around London.  Latest figures from TfL show that the number of Londoners hopping on a bike is on the up just as summer cycling season is upon us.  There’s the annual RideLondon in May of course and the world-famous Tour de France next month, but why wait for a festival to saddle up when we have safe, plentiful and ever-expanding options with dedicated cycleways criss-crossing the city?  

The benefits of cycling are well-known – a great way to exercise, environmentally and financially-sustainable means to travel, and all the positives that come with getting outdoors. 

Buying a home near a cycleway can make riding more accessible while also adding to the value of a property for buyers who prioritise independent, convenient and sustainable travel options. 

If you’re looking to get on the property ladder, whether as an aspiring Chris Froome hoping to explore the capital on two wheels, or trying to reduce your carbon footprint, Legal & General Affordable Homes offers new build homes within London, ready to support your cycling adventure. 

The Moorings, Brentford is right by the C40 that links Kew Gardens to Twickenham stadium.  Located metres away from the River Brent and near plenty of great London parks, homes at The Moorings mean you can make the most of bike rides along the waterfront or in abundance of green space.Modern two-bedroom apartments with private balconies, a shared roof terrace and secure bicycle storage are available through Shared Ownership, with prices starting at £131,250 for a minimum 25% share. 

The Chase Collection in Trent Park, Enfield, sits in the heart of Trent Country Park, consisting of 413 acres of parkland, perfect for exploring on saddle.   Enfield is well-served by the capital’s cycle network, with the C1, C20, C21 and C58 all passing through the borough. 

Beautifully-designed apartments featuring private balconies and generous-sized rooms with lots of natural light, along with allocated bicycle storage are available through shared ownership, with prices starting at £110,625 for a minimum 25% share. 

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