The British came up with the great slogan of Keep Calm and Carry On and it is an apt way to describe cycling in the UK. For the most part is it very like America in that there is very little infrastructure dedicated to cycling, there is a fair amount of cyclists still present on the roads. With narrow roads and lots of cars, there is a delicate interplay between cars, buses, and lorries weaving around parked cars, moving cyclists, constrictions for pedestrian crossings and other moving vehicles.
In Norwich, I was given the chance to use Nem’s bike, which was a Specialized Vita Sport.
For the most part, urban cycling in Norwich is very similar to riding in any city or town. You do have to be defensive and aware of your surroundings. There are a few streets that are re-engineered for bicycles. They are mainly entering the city center and are your standard raised sections to prevent vehicle traffic from entering or exiting (depending on where you are going) and/or paint.