|Bike number 3113 in the Hotel President Berlin's car park prior to my ride.|
|Yours truly with the bike out on the streets of Berlin, 3 June 2014.|
|The bike in the Tiergarten.|
|My two destination objectives while on the ride|
|Yours truly at the Reichstag – next stop Berlin Hauptbahnhof to buy a ticket|
|Where east meets west at the Brandenberg Gate, Berlin|
|Berlin's holocaust memorial|
|The Rosengarten inside the Tiergarten, Berlin|
|Earlier on the ride, prior to entering the Tiergarten|
Something has to be said about the bike. Alright, a woman's frame and one of those Dutch-style affairs, this one had that pedal-backwards mechanism to aid braking as well as a front brake. There was a dynamo, so the light came on automatically, a bell to warn pedestrians and other cyclists that I was there and, the best bit, a stand, which proved invaluable. Every time I wanted to take a photograph, I simply stopped, put the bike on the stand and wandered off to do the necessary. The bike was solid, as are most things German, and totally reliable. I wasn't anticipating a puncture, put it that way.
Berlin is a great city to ride around because it has dedicated cycle paths and the needs of the cyclist have been taken into consideration by the town planners.