MPs ride the Tour de France

Passing Buckingham Palace
Passing Buckingham Palace

The All Party Parliamentary Bike Ride, the annual event which aims to promote cycling for all as part of Bike2Work, took around 25 MPs and peers on the route of the Prologue course of the Tour de France, including Transport Minister Tom Harris, MP for Islington South and Finsbury Emily Thornberry, TfL's Adrian Bell (Sustainable Mobility Manager) and David Brown (MD of Surface Transport) and Minister for Sport Richard Caborn.

Cycling MP Emily Thornberry and Transport Minister Tom Harris
Cycling MP Emily Thornberry and Transport Minister Tom Harris

Tom Harris, a Transport Minister, and Richard Cabourn, Minister for Sport
Tom Harris, a Transport Minister, and Richard Caborn, Minister for Sport

LCC staff and volunteers

LCC staff and volunteers marshalled the event in matching LCC t shirts and on matching orange bikes.

The Prologue route passes some of London’s most famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the House of Parliament. It will be cycled on Saturday July 7th by around 200 of the world’s greatest cyclists as they race to wear the prestigious yellow jumper on the first stage of the Tour de France.

LCC has secured an exclusive viewing area in Hyde Park and we’re inviting new and returning cyclists to join us! Follow the link on the right for how to pre-register places on a ride from your local area to Hyde Park and get access to the area.


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