Advice - cycle noob!
I'm currently beginning training for the Alpine Challenge in September. As a complete novice cyclist (I used to do downgill MTB when I was a nipper but literally nothing since!) - I need to start using a bike (in process of purchasing one!) asap, and as much as possible.
I live in Walthamstow, and plan to ride to and from work every day while daylight hours are friendly, I work in Farringdon.
I've only ever ridden bikes around the Isle of Man, which is quiet and not all that dangerous. So the prospect of cycling in the city really scares me, I don't drive and don't have the greatest amount of road sense at the best of times!
So basically, if anyone has any tips or advice, or even just routes - or if anyone rides from Walthy to the Kings X area at all and would like a novice partner :P any information or do's & dont's etc, very greatfully recieved!