Mayor of London's Skyride

A few of the thousands of cyclists who attended Freewheel 2008

The third annual London Skyride, formerly known as Freewheel, is only a few months away! The popular cycling event that brought 50,000 people to ride in traffic-free streets last year is happening again this year on 20th September.

What is it?

The Skyride is a celebration meant to encourage Londoners of all ages and abilities to come out and cycle. A fun, 15km route, the ride will bring participants through famous roads and landmarks throughout Central London from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London.

Riding along with Boris Johnson last year, Olympic Medallists Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Jamie Staff and Ed Clancy all participated in the event. Also riding are many community groups, business staff, and thousands of families and locals. With four separate hubs throughout London to meet and be escorted by marshals to the central site, it is a family friendly event and easy for anyone to participate in.

Additional mini Skyride in Hounslow

In addition to the main event, also planned for this year is a smaller Skyride in Hounslow. Taking place on Sunday 9th August, this will also be a day for cyclists to ride the roads free of traffic. Both Freewheel events are completely free for registration and participation, so there’s no reason not to join in on the fun!

Want to learn more?

Visit the London Skyride website at for more information and updates about event details, maps, and registration.