Free guided rides from your neighbourhood to the family-friendly FreeCycle event in central London
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 02:22pm 10 Jul 2013
- Posted in: Blog
- Tagged with: traffic-free, ridelondon, pro racing, criterium, family-friendly, thames
The inaugural RideLondon cycling festival takes place on 3-4 August 2013, comprising the:
- Family-friendly FreeCycle event on Saturday daytime
- Grand Prix Criterium circuit race on Saturday evening
- RideLondon 100 public sportive on Sunday morning
- RideLondon Classic pro road race on Sunday afternoon
FreeCycle will appeal to Londoners of all ages and abilities who’ll be able to ride around an eight-mile traffic-free circuit in central London.
Expect music, fancy dress, extraordinary bikes, and people from all over the city (the photo above is from a similar 'Freewheel' event).
The route goes from Buckingham Palace to Tower Hill and back, taking in some of the city’s most thrilling views as you snake your way along the River Thames.
With more than 50,000 riders expected, FreeCycle is set to be a fabulous day out for everyone.
We’ll be providing guided rides from 30 boroughs to and from the event, which will allow Londoners of all ages and abilities to cross London safely by bicycle.
Experienced ride leaders and marshals will guide you along low-traffic streets and parks, making for a safe and comfortable journey, suitable for adults and children.
NB, if you’ve already registered for FreeCycle, you can go back on the website to select a guided ride.
Morning guided rides will leave from every borough (apart from boroughs adjacent to the event: Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and the City of London), with return rides heading back when the event ends (around 4pm).
As well as FreeCycle during the day, RideLondon is also staging a series of Grand Prix criterium cycle races on Saturday evening (3 August), and we’ll be providing rides back to the boroughs from around 7:30pm.
Volunteer to gain a grandstand view of the RideLondon Classic
On Sunday 4 August we’ll be providing an essential feeding station at Hampton Court Palace for riders competing in the RideLondon-Surrey 100.
This ‘pit stop’ will be manned by 25 LCC volunteers, and will be a prime location for watching the professional RideLondon Classic professional race later that day.
If you’re interested in helping out at the feeding station, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Volunteers will benefit from a great vantage point, and will get a free LCC cycle cap and an official RideLondon T-shirt.