Everyone knows that we love cars, vans, and all things motorised here at Zipcar, but sometimes, just sometimes, the old-fashioned bicycle is best. Join us in celebrating the world’s biggest bike race, and watch the Tour de France as it kicks off in Leeds on Saturday July 5th 2014. 

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Edge of Space © SazzyB/iStock/Thinkstock
Apparently mankind learned nothing from the legend of Daedalus and Icarus; no matter how tragic or comic the disaster story, we are possessed by an ambition to fly onwards and upwards that cannot be deterred. 
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The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge © The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge
On a sunny summer day, we Brits know exactly what to do: at the first sign of sun peeking through the cloud cover, to the pub garden we go. But not all pub gardens are created equal. In lieu of the concrete-floored, cramped and smoke-filled versions that populate cities, motor out of the urban centre to find green, spacious, picture-perfect places for sprawling.

 
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Thruxton Motorsport Centre © Pete Gibson
There are few greater pleasures than driving. But when we say driving, we don’t always mean the slow and pragmatic pace that rules city streets. If you’re a thrillseeker, there’s nothing quite like UK driving experience days: all roaring engines, full-throttle steering and speedometers that hit 60 mph in just a few short seconds.
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Cardboard Boxes © Robert S. Donovan
It is a truth universally acknowledged that moving house is hard work. Even the most organised and checklist-savvy among us struggle with the trials and tribulations of this gargantuan feat. How, for example, are you planning to move that floor-to-ceiling bookcase of 19th century classics? Or how are you going to sort through that dreaded drawer of miscellanea in your lounge? Never fear, Zipcar is here to guide you through the process with our 10 top tips for moving house.   
 
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View of London from the Shard

The world is on the move. A hundred years ago, only 20% of the globe lived in an urban area. Today it’s more than half, with 60 million more urban residents arriving every year. As our cities grow, so does the need to find new ways of thinking about our urban spaces.

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Having recently been speaking with TPS Photo, I’m pleased to introduce the delightful Tim Hoy as our guest blogger. Tim has been working within the photography industry for over thirty years, after learning his trade in the submarines, and would kindly like to talk about how Zipcar works so well for his business transport needs:

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Kensington Roof Gardens

Fancy clubbing the night away at some of the West End's most prestigious clubs, like Boujis and Raffles? We at Zipcar are happy to have teamed up with The London Concierge (TLC) in order to provide our members with a 20% discount on their annual membership, bringing this down to a nifty £80. The TLC Card offers its members unrivalled access and free entry to the best luxury clubs in London.

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London Youth

We're excited to announce a new partnership with London Youth, the capital's largest network of over 400 diverse community youth organisations! We here at Zipcar know just how important community is to a city like London, so we're thrilled to help London Youth on its mission to support and challenge young people to be the best they can be. We'll be offering any youth club within the London Youth Network a free Zipcar for Business account to help get them where they need to be, and keep London's youth moving forwards. 

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Zipcar_The Grove Spa_The Spa Pool_credit The Grove
Voted one of the finest spas in the UK, The Grove (Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG, +44 01923 807807, http://www.thegrove.co.uk/spa/) is set within the tranquil surrounds of the Hertfordshire countryside. Perfectly accessible for Londoners seeking a relaxing day trip, The Grove is a great place to while away a quiet February afternoon. 
 
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