02 September 2011

Join the Mayor's Sky Ride

Join Mayor of London Boris Johnson for this year's central London Sky Ride this Sunday, 4 September.

Last week, the Mayor unveiled details of this year's 11.6km central London Sky Ride route which will take tens of thousands of cyclists past some of the capital's most iconic buildings.

The traffic-free streets will put cyclists closer to the London Eye than ever before, with the circular route running across Westminster Bridge, before looping back up past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, up the Mall, out onto Trafalgar Square, down through Whitehall and out onto the river views of The Embankment. The route also passes St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and London Bridge.

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Categories: Get Involved, London, sport | Tags: Cycling, Get involved, Sky ride

01 August 2011

Hillingdon Sky Ride

Thousands took to Hillingdon's traffic-free streets this weekend during the Mayor's first London Sky Ride of 2011.

7,000 cyclists joined TV presenter Jeff Brazier, the Mayor of London’s environmental director, Kulveer Ranger, Paralympic Champions Sarah and Barney Storey and Team Sky’s Greg Henderson, while many more people came out to cheer on riders of all ages and abilities. The 9km route, taking in some of the area's best known landmarks including Barra Hall Park and Hayes Town Centre, was organised jointly by the Mayor of London, Sky, British Cycling, Transport for London and Hillingdon Council. The day marked the first of three Mayor of London Sky Rides in 2011, including a central London event on Sunday 4th September.

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Categories: London, sport | Tags: Cycling, Hillingdon, Sky ride

08 June 2011

Richmond gears up for Olympics

Boris Johnson was in Richmond last night meeting residents and promoting the borough's efforts to boost cycling ahead of next year's Olympics.

Richmond is playing host to the Olympic Games Road Cycling competition next year and to boost cycling in the borough and encourage more people to jump on their bikes the borough is putting on a Strictly Cycling programme.

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Categories: London, Olympics | Tags: Cycling, London, Olympics, Richmond

23 May 2011

Boris trends on Twitter

There was an overwhelming response to Boris Johnson's first ever Twitter Q&A session. The #AskBoris hashtag, used to submit questions, trended in London and reached more than 700,000 people.

Questions ranged from the personal to the political during the half hour session - with transport and cycling two popular topics.

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Categories: London | Tags: Boris johnson, Cycling, London, Mayor, Transport, Twitter