How to hire a city bike for your commute

Thinking of commuting to work by bike? Hiring a city bike is ideal to take you from A to B. Here's the best advice on doing just that

Hiring a bike in a city
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Die-hard commuters aren't born, rather they are made. For most, cycling to work on a daily basis doesn't just happen overnight.

Confidence and enjoyment grows with every successful journey to and from the workplace. Even the tough days - a broken chain, a leaking rain jacket, double punctures and gloves left on your desk - help build resolve and encourage you to refine your act. In short, every bike commuter has to start somewhere.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.