Sunshine delivered for Bike Week by cargo bike
We like to think that it was LCC's smart new cargo bike that delivered the sunshine for Bike Week. Thousands of people turned up for events, rides and Dr Bikes around the capital organised by LCC local groups and other organisations.
The new LCC cargo bike had its first serious outing at the annual Hackney (free) bike breakfast. People on bikes were able to visit the recently installed People's Parking Bay nearby.
In central London the Danish Embassy hosted a cycling conference with speakers from Denmark and London Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, providing a sneak preview of the Strategic Cycling Analysis while an Anglo-Danish team explained the attractions of a cycling and foot bridge at Nine Elms.
On the other side of the capital riders from across West London converged on Richmond Hill to see the sun set.
Many more events are planned this weekend including a cross borough collaboration on the Finsbury Park Festival which this years features a 100km ride, a tree trail and many free stalls offering everything from bike checks to rides on unusual bikes and fun for kids. In Ealing there is a Dr Bike at the Hanwell Carnival on Saturday 17th and a Father's Day Ride from the Town Hall (10am) on Sunday 18th.
The organisation for people with disabilities Wheels for Wellbeing chose Bike Week to launch its report on a survey of more than 200 cyclists with disabilities. Around 10% said they were unable to participate in the Cycle to Work scheme that cuts the tax cost of a bicycle because adaptive bikes often exceed the £1000 limit of the scheme.