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I grew up in North Yorkshire, in a tiny hamlet with no shops or pubs. My sister and I would go down to the farm shop in the nearby village on our bikes to get sweets. From a young age, a bike was my link to getting out of that village. When I moved to London, at first I got around on public transport, but didn’t feel settled until I got a bike. Then my whole relationship with the city changed. Being a country bumpkin, and London being vast, knowing the physical route – how to get from…