Space for Cycling Big Ride - join our fun ride with a serious message on Saturday 17 May 2014

Please join the London Cycling Campaign on Saturday 17 May 2014 for the 'Space for Cycling' Big Ride, which is a fun ride with a serious message, telling politicians we want streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.

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Our event starts in Park Lane, with crowds gathering from 11am for a midday start, and from 1pm there'll be a rally on the Embankment with guest speakers (to be confirmed), with the event ending at 2pm.

Enjoy riding through famous London locations such as Hyde Park Corner, Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square in a motor-traffic-free environment that's suitable for the whole family (see the route below). 

En route, the Big Ride will also meet with the London Tweed Run, which this year takes place on the same day, and has LCC as its charity partner. 

Big Ride map

Feeder Rides 

Guided rides led by our local groups will help bring people from outer London locations to the Park Lane start point (start locations and contact details on the map).

Guide rides to Big Ride

Our safe, family-friendly event is organised with the cooperation of the Metropolitican Police and Transport for London, and takes place on motor-traffic-free streets under close supervision of our expert ride marshals.

Participants will be encouraged to wear bright colours, fun costumes, to bring flags and banners, and lots of parents and children are expected, along with Londoners from all walks of life.

In 2012, LCC organised a similar, hugely successful Big Ride the weekend before the mayoral election, which played a key role in persuading Mayor Boris Johnson to massively increase his commitment to cycling, set out in his groundbreaking 'Vision for Cycling' blueprint for London cycling.

This year, thousands more are expected to send a message to local election candidates (as well as Mayor Boris Johnson and the media) on the weekend before the local elections, telling them that ordinary Londoners want streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.

Don't forget you can buy your Space for Cycling T-shirt for the Big Ride from our online shop

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And please don't forget that organising the Big Ride costs the London Cycling Campaign charity thousands of pounds, so please make a donation today.

Anyone who wants to help out on the day, please visit our volunteer page.

If you haven't yet emailed your local election candidates, please use our online messaging tool.

If you're planning to come on the Big Ride, we encourage you to fill in this form: