Bike Week

Free Rides, Free Maps and Free Booklets – London celebrates Bike Week

LCC is offering new cyclists free guided rides, free booklets on cycling and free cycling maps throughout National Bike Week from 17 - 25 June.

Cyclists will be given the chance to explore leisure routes, pick up tips on cycling to work and enjoy a picnic in the park with fellow cyclists. LCC’s borough groups are organising more than 100 events across the capital.

Bike Week is the country’s annual celebration of cycling. It involves 1,500 events and is expected to attract more than 250,000 participants.

More events than ever

LCC hopes to attract new cyclists to the wide range of events all across London, which span cyclists’ breakfasts to maintenance workshops to leisure rides. It will give new cyclists the chance to explore the possibilities cycling has to offer and seek advice on cycling matters.

Something for everyone

Simon Brammer, LCC director, said: “London has seen the number of cycling trips almost double over the past five years and there are a huge number of new cyclists out there.

We want to encourage them to take part in Bike Week which is a great way of meeting other cyclists, getting a ‘health check’ for your bike and finding new routes to explore. Bike Week is a great effort by volunteers and we want as many as people as possible to share in the fun.”

Useful links

The Bike Week website lists both events in London and around the country. Follow the link on the right for more details. LCC’s website lists London events. These include a “Bike Magic” day in Romford with cycle training and a range of bikes to test; a Green Festival at Parsons Green in south west London; a Summer Solstice ride to Primrose Hill and a Cyclists’ Cool Down in Islington.