BikeTubes encourage novice cyclists and spread the cycling message

photo Cyclists on the BikeTube guided commuter riders report increased confidence on the roads

Novice riders loved the BikeTube guided rides organised by LCC and Transport for London (called Cycle Fridays), inspiring new cycle commuters.

Polly, who was a regular participant on the Brixton ride said, "These rides are great for me. One leaves from near my house and drops me at my office. I've decided to buy a new bike and ride much more often."

Click the links below to hear coverage on Radio 4's Today programme (at 08.23) and to see interviews with some of the riders.

Today programme

Rider interviews