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Floating Bike Repairs

Cycling the regent’s Canal

Cycling along the canal can be a very good way to spend a sunny day in London. One can cycle a 10 miles journey from Paddington Basin in the West of London to Limehouse Link in the East. Going through Little Venice (the meeting point between the Regent’s and Paddington Arm Canals), Camden Lock, beautiful parks, regal estates, lively districts, hidden cafes, and some of the most cramped bridge underpasses you’ve ever pedalled beneath. One important rule, you share it with pedestrians, so mind your ride ! There is the itinerary :

Boat life

Living aboard can be a hugely enjoyable and rewarding experience for those who have a passion for boating and the waterways environment – but it’s a labour of love. It’s not an easy or particularly cheap option, so it’s important to seriously consider all the implications before making the decision. You will need to change mooring quite often, deal with the hassle of electricity, water, gas, heating, etc. On the flip side you will learn how to simplify your life and get the most out of any situation.

Floating bike Repairs

Floating bike repairs is a bike shop owned by Sam Skinner, its particularity… it’s a floating bike repairs ! Sam installed his workshop on board of his house, a narrow boat on the regent’s canal. I met him when walking along the canal towards Hackney Marshes. I was surprised to see Sam managed to fit all the quality tools to provide you with a full service on his narrow boat ! This bike repair is the perfect example of how to get the most out of any situation with a creativity twist : Turning the hassle of constantly moving into new locations for his bike repairs and using his website current location page and Instagram to provide you with updated position and nice photos!