It's time to create regular Freewheel events

Adults and children enjoying Freewheel 2008

London Freewheel 2008 was declared a tremendous success by all involved after 50,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities packed central London's traffic-free streets.

LCC chief executive Koy Thomson said, "This event just goes to show that if you make London's streets more cycle-friendly, families fill them in their thousands. The next step towards a happier and healthier city is to create regular mini-Sunday Freewheels at the borough level."

"Cycle-friendly every day"

Six rickshaws, with riders wearing Boris Johnson wigs, caused a stir when they hit the campaign trail at Freewheel 2008, spreading the LCC message that we want cycle-friendly streets every day.

LCC volunteers send Boris Johnson a message at Freewheel 2008

The rickshaws were part of a large LCC presence that saw 300 volunteers, 30 local borough rides, 20 community group rides, and 15 staff helping spread the word on the LCC stall and around the route.

The Mayor, along with many of Britain's cycling heroes from the Beijing Olympics, helped swell the massive crowd who all enjoyed a carnival atmosphere.