As the weather gets warmer, the prospect of a sweaty, humid tube journey becomes less and less appealing. But what are the fair-weather alternatives? Well, there’s cycling, but that requires a degree of fitness, and in the summer months, a half-hour cycle is no less sweaty than a trip on the Central line.
No, what we need is technology. Glorious, expensive, labour-saving technology. Futuristic gizmos that can whizz us across town in the blink of an eye. We raced four alternative modes of transport from London Bridge to Trafalgar Square. Let’s see how they did!
First place: 15 minutes! The remote-controlled skateboard
Kevin rode the Bustin Street Evolve Skateboard. £900.
Second place: 20 minutes! The battery-powered mountain bike
Katie rode the Rotwild Q1+ FS27.5 Pro. £5,199 from justebikes.co.uk.
Third place: 45 minutes. The gyro-tech unicycle
Fourth place: 55 minutes. The Number 17 bus
Daisy rode the Number 17. And the Number 23. £2.60 with contactless payment.
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