Author Archives: Ben Lovejoy

About Ben Lovejoy

Ben Lovejoy is a tech writer, sometime technothriller author and occasional photographer.

Don’t pay the Ferryman

The longer version of one of my favourite rides, out east along the Thames. A short road section from the City takes us to the segregated cycle path on Cable Street, and from there onto the riverside Thames Path … … Continue reading

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Thames Bridges (16 bridges edition)

Loving the river as I do, the next best thing to cycling alongside it is to continually cross it … For this ride, we started by cycling over Tower Bridge from north to south, then zig-zagged our way down the … Continue reading

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Canals, parks, cable-cars & detours

This ride had a few small challenges … While I charged both my GPS and my camcorder the night before, I did this rather late at night, when I was tired. The result was that I charged the GPS, but … Continue reading

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Hong Kong, not exactly a cycling city

Decided to take my Brompton with me on a quick trip to Hong Kong, but wouldn’t bother next time. Bikes are actually banned from the waterfront area; the standard of driving is very poor; and you have to choose between … Continue reading

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Greenway/river loop

I’d cycled most of the Greenway before, but never the whole thing, so decided to give it a try. This ride was mostly paved off-road, taking us along a canal towpath, through Victoria Park, along the Greenway, over the Woolwich … Continue reading

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Overground, Underground, Air & Sea – take two

A repeat of a really lovely ride along the Thames Path, east from Tower Bridge. From Tower Bridge, a short stretch of road to avoid the cobbled backroads, then off onto the riverside path. Under the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, then … Continue reading

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Parks East & West

A short ride to get back in the swing of things after a rather lazy winter. Liverpool Street out to Victoria Park, canal towpath to Islington, then back on the road to Hyde Park, and quiet backroads to Liverpool Street … Continue reading

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