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Cycling bloggers in London share tips on the capital ahead of Olympics (+ videos)

Andreas from London Cyclist and Mark of I Bike London reveal their favourite locations in Thomas Cook initiative

Love them or loathe them, the Olympics are coming to London this summer, and one of the Games sponsors, Thomas Cook, has asked eight of the capital’s leading bloggers to share their recommendations of places to visit in their home city, including two who will be familiar to many readers – Andreas of London Cyclist, and Mark from I Bike London.

Both have chosen locations that make a great trip by bike should you happen to be in the capital – Greenwich Park, in the case of Andreas, due to its historical connections as well as the fine view it provides over much of the city.

Meanwhile Mark has gone for the Regent’s Canal as it passes through East London, where he lives –one of the more pleasant ways to get between certain points of the city, such as Angel to Limehouse, for instance.

The films are both part of Thomas Cook’s You Might Need To Know This series in which London bloggers give hints and tips to help this summer’s visitors get the most out of London.

Not coincidentally, both blogs are currently running competitions to win accommodation in London plus tickets for the Olympic volleyball – not the ‘beach’ version – courtesy of Thomas Cook, which is official short break supplier to London 2012.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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