RideLondon 2013

On the weekend of 9/10 August 2013, the revamped, rescheduled and renamed annual festival of cycling supported by TfL RideLondon took place. The media focus was largely on the Sunday which saw Boris Johnson and around 16,000 others take part in a marathon style challenge to ride 100 miles in Surrey and back (via Hammersmith and Fulham over the flyover) and then a professional race later in the day.

We meanwhile, had a strong involvement in the Saturday even, a ‘freecycle’ enabling 50,000 people including many families with members young and old alike to cycle in safety and pleasure on closed roads around St James’s Park, along the embankment up to Tower Hill and back. 70 fellow riders accompanied us from out start in Brook Green.