Zoom through London in style with Limobikes

Traffic promises to be higher than ever  during the Olympics in London this summer, so plan to zip past in style  with two branded Virgin Limobikes.  After a year long collaboration with it’s sister company, today sees Virgin Limited Edition unveil a branded Necker Island and a Roof Gardens Limobike to get people around London efficiently, safely, and without stress .

Virgin Limobike use Yamaha FJR1300’s (with ABS) which have been fitted with a rear seat back to give passengers total confidence while on the move. They have been fitted with an Autocom intercom and phone so passengers can talk to the rider in transit and even make and receive phone calls!

Virgin Limobike carries approximately 10,000 passengers around London alone each year. With a typical journey time of approximately 35 minutes from the Olympic Park in East London to The Roof Gardens in Kensington, passengers will be able to nip around London in no time!

Passengers will be driven by Virgin Limobike riders Damian Rowley and Russ Marks. Both were trained at the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists. Damian has been a professional motorcyclist for 18 years and is an ex Motorsport Instructor. He was also a Rider in the World Endurance championship for three consecutive years in 2006, 2007 & 2008! Russ has been a professional motorcyclist for over 20 years and is one of the original riders at Virgin Limobike having joined in 1996, one year after it launched!

With such a unique concept, these bikes will book up fast !  Virgin Limobike operates the hours of 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. Anyone wishing to book a Limobike or  simply needs to email bookings@virginlimobike.com or telephone 0203 126 3999.  alternatively visit http://www.virginlimitededition.com for more details.

Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service.  The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, The Roof Gardens and Babylon Restaurant in London; Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Necker Belle, a 105 foot luxury catamaran and Necker Nymph, a three man aero submarine.

Virgin Limited Edition aims to make a credible contribution towards creating a sustainable economy and to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders.

photo: courtesy of Virgin Limited

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About The blog of travel & lifestyle journalist Melody Wren

Melody is a freelance writer because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. She writes about travel, food, lifestyle and green living. Melody loves staying in a place long enough to get acquainted. Local customs, markets and traditional cultures are magnets for this writer. When not writing she’s either on the road, in the air, or savoring something tasty. Most of her travels feature outdoor adventures of some sort, although she typically avoids sleeping on the ground. She is an ordinary person that enjoys challenging and pushing herself, facing fears with an eye on experiential travel. She needs to do it, feel it and see it so she can write about it. Her hope is that her stories encourage readers to get out there and do the same.
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