Bromley Bike Blast
Bromley Cyclists, one of LCC’s local groups, together with the Bromley Council Road Safety Unit and British Cycling, organised this year’s Bromley Bike Blast festival on the last Saturday of June with the support of TfL’s Community cycling fund for London.
The event featured free 'MOTs' for your bike, free cycle maps and advice, challenges, races and games. A competition for Cyclist of the Year was launched and prizes for the races and games includes bikes and cycling equipment worth up to £300.
Kids got to jump around on a bouncy castle while the parents could unwind with a stretching instructors.
Sarah Baker, team leader of the Road Safety Unit, said ‘the event was a great success and another step in the right direction for encouraging Bromley residents to take up cycling for leisure, commuting or the daily shop and school run.’
Spencer Harradine from the Bromley Cyclists is hoping to achieve even more:
‘We want to see Bromley meet the Mayor of London’s cycling targets for increased cycle use, especially since we have become a Biking Borough.’
‘Cycling is value for money, be this for beating our congestion problem or improving community well-being. With a little bit of help and advice, anyone can ride a bike.’
Bromley Cyclists are running a Cycle a Mile programme for beginner cyclists every Sunday at 2pm in Norman Park (BR29) up until the Mayor of London’s Skyride on 5th September. For more info, go to their website (link on the right hand side).