If your journey around the city has been disrupted this past weekend, that’s probably because of the London Prudential Ride.
This is a festival of cycling part of the Mayor and TfL‘s cycling programme, which includes a variety of services in order to make the cycling experience across London more secure: from easy cycle parking to child and adult cycling courses.
The event was developed by the Mayor of London and managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership and the main aim is to encourage people to cycle more safely and more often, engaging thousands of participants.
What’s special about it is that the closed-road event featured both a fun, free and accessible family ride in central London and professional races – the Prudential Ride London-Surrey Classic and Prudential Ride London Grand Prix.
The Free-Cycle event took place on Saturday 3rd, involving families, young people and couples of every age. The eight-mile traffic free route was easily accessible and also easy to exit at any time, and ran from 9.00 till 16.00. A variety of activities accompanied the event: there were three festival zones, workshops, bike mechanics, goodie bags, big screens, food courts and the big FREE cycling show taking place at the Excel.
Definetely a great initiative, promoting a pollution-free way to get around beautiful London, while at the same time enjoying the amazing weather that this unusual british summer is offering!
Registration for the 2014 edition is not open yet, but make sure you keep an eye on the website to secure your spot for next year!