Cycling community groups stars of Freewheel show

Tough youths from warring postcodes cycling together; Asian women riding with their veils on; refugee kids separated from parents by war on restored abandoned bicycles; women fleeing domestic violence, on bikes; obese children fighting the flab with pedal power...

Community groups from London, each sponsored by the LCC, will be the stars of the city when they cycle with Boris Johnson and 50,000 other cyclists at the Sky Sports Freewheel bike event on Sunday 21 September 2008.

'London' theme fancy dress competition

The community groups are encouraging their members to come in fancy dress, with a 'London' theme. Expect hordes of smiling kids dressed as beefeaters, Boris Johnsons and Battersea power station.

LCC will be handing out prizes to the best-dressed entrants.

Escorted rides composed of community group members and led by LCC marshals will wing their way from the boroughs to central London.

Largest London event after the marathon

In its second year, the Freewheel event is London’s second largest mass participation event after the London Marathon.

Cyclists of all ages and abilities will enjoy a leisurely cycle from their borough, past iconic London landmarks, to a central London bike zone where roads are closed to motorised traffic.