Summer of cycling in London

Women cycling in a park

Learn about cycling in London and find help getting started through one of the local events featuring fun activities and training. ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ Many events taking place to help new cyclists build their confidence. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Check back on our blog throughout the summer to find more events and activities available for everyone in the family.

Events this summer

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Cycling Fun Day in Walthamstow (30 June)
The free event at Thomas Gamuel Park from 2pm-5pm, includes cycling games for children, bike maintenance workshops, opportunities to try family cycling equipment including cargo bikes and trailers, Dr Bike checks, stalls with information about led rides and local cycling projects, as well as a virtual reality bike ride through the borough with Waltham Forest Councilโ€™s Enjoy Waltham Forest team

๐Ÿšฒ Ealing Summer of Cycling Festivals (7 July and 14 July)
Find out more about the benefits of cycling and get your family in the saddle! There will be led rides every hour at the festivals, showing you the green spaces and cycling infrastructure in Ealing. There will also be arts and crafts for children, an inflatable obstacle course and a pedal powered cinema!

๐ŸŒณ National Park City Festival (20 – 28 July)
The Mayor of London is celebrating making London the worldโ€™s first National Park City, with a free week-long festival. The Festival will celebrate London’s green spaces and aims to help a wide range of Londoners discover new environmental, cultural, sporting and community activities

๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ Prudential Ride London (3 – 4 August)
The worldโ€™s largest mass participation festival of cycling, will return to London and Surrey this August and Londoners are encouraged to make the most of traffic free streets with a wide range of events taking place across both Saturday and Sunday

๐Ÿข Cycle to Work Day (8 August)
The UK’s biggest one-day celebration of cycling to work, where thousands of people are encouraged to commute to work by bike

๐ŸŒฒ Finsbury Parkโ€™s 150 Year Anniversary (10 August)
A charity cycle ride from Lordship Recreational grounds to Finsbury Park to celebrate the parkโ€™s 150th anniversary

๐Ÿš— World Car Free Day (22 September)
At least 200 streets across the capital will be transformed into temporary play spaces to celebrate World Car Free Day

There’s so much more happening, search for local cycling events this summer, from an Illuminated Ride, Women on Wheels to Summer Evening Rides.

Do you have any tips for new cyclists? Share them in the comments below. ๐Ÿ‘‡

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