With BrakeAway Bike Tours you’ll see more in a few hours than most see in a few days. Come and truly discover the real London, as we show you hidden places not listed in your guidebook and tell you tales about sites that breathe life into the history of one of the greatest cities in the world. It’s the perfect way to start any London visit.
Find out about the aristocrat whose carriage was drawn by zebras; the naked American revolutionary who believed in the medical benefits of ‘air bathing’; and the King who entertained himself by disguising as a fireman and riding fire engines.
Beyond discovering these characters, there are many offbeat places to visit: be it the ancient Egyptian tower that has survived the ravages of more than 3,000 years; Britain’s (possibly the world’s) smallest police station; and the church responsible for inspiring the worldwide tradition of the wedding cake.
Our tours include lots more quirky ‘inside’ information that will constantly entertain, surprise and enlighten, subsequently providing you with a day out to truly remember.
Why choose us?
This is probably the most important question you will ask, so here is why we think you should choose us when riding a bike in London.
Smaller bicycle tour groups
We limit each of our tours to a maximum of twelve riders. Many other tour companies publicise that you don’t need to make a reservation and consequently have no way of knowing how many people will be on a tour.
Our smaller-size groups mean that you are always involved in the tour, whilst it remains as safe as possible. It’s better for you, better for the locals and better for the guide.
The tours are completed at a relaxing pace, on mostly flat bike paths and trails, with limited street riding.
There are lots of stops scheduled to learn about the sites, soak up the atmosphere and take pictures.
The tour routes are designed with safety in mind and avoid automobile traffic when possible.
Free helmets are provided, as well as reflective vests and safety lights for the non-summer months.
Local tour guides
All of our tour guides are Londoners born and bred. What’s more, as entertaining and friendly individuals, passionate about their city they won’t point at buildings, whilst reading off dates and colourless facts.
BrakeAway Bike Tours are an eye-opening journey through the capital’s most bizarre past and present and our guides will ensure that your day out will be informative, entertaining and truly memorable.
Quality, comfortable and fun bikes
All of our bicycles are new models manufactured in 2010. We pride ourselves on the quality of our bikes, so mechanical failure will never ruin your day.
Our cruiser bikes are fun, fresh, comfy and packed with personality, and since they are made out of aluminium they are also light as a feather. Nothing makes you feel like a kid again than riding around on a cruiser. So come on, put on some shorts and sandals and come and have a little two-wheeled fun with BrakeAway.
Value for money
Where else can you have this much fun for only 18 pounds (15 pounds for concessions)?
With the relative weakness of the pound, that’s only 20 Euros, 30 US dollars or 118,000 Venezuelan Bolivares!
BrakeAway Bike Tours
Bike tours are the most fun, novel and informative way to explore London, so what are you waiting for?
Turn off those sleepy dinosaurs on your bus tour headset and come get a taste of a Londoner’s London…one of the world’s most endearingly eccentric cities.