There was good news this week at Going Going Bike towers with one of our team getting a place on the Ride London Olympic legacy sportive ride in August.
This Thursday sees the start of the annual London Bicycle Film Festival (BFF). Based at the Barbican Centre, the London BFF is now in its ninth season and continues to be a popular cultural event among the cycling public both in and out of the capital.
Saturday marks the start of a cycle race with a difference. This race is 18,000 miles around the world. Apart from a nice little trophy, the winning cyclist could also have the prize of a new Guinness World Record for circumnavigating the word by bicycle.
A heads up on a cycling-based motivational seminar event that is taking place at the end of this month in London. Called the Spoke ‘N Word, the seminar is designed to inspire people to get on their bike whether you are a casual rider or a rider looking to step up to the next level of cycling performance.
A heads up to all. The 5th Going Going Bike “Casual Ride” will take place Sunday 18 December and we’d love you to join us. This ride is being called “London Hills” so expect to work those legs.
If you are about in London tomorrow, why not take in the Sustrans led rides to the Olympic Park. A team of volunteers from the sustainable transport charity will be leading cyclists along paths and canals, through parks, and along quiet streets before cycling on to the elevated greenway which leads to the ViewTube Café – a prime spot for viewing the Olympic Park.
A quick heads up on a charity bike ride taking place next year for a worthy cause. Global sport development charity Right to Play is launching a ride that will see cyclists cover a 300 mile route from Liege in Belgium to the Olympic Stadium in London.
BBC’s annual charity telethon Children in Need airs on Friday this week and as per usual there are lots of cycling themed fundraising rides taking place. One such ride is the week long tour by Staffordshire rock band the Lost Scenes, who will be cycling 200 miles from London to Manchester and playing gigs along the way.
A cycle tour with a difference takes place on Saturday in London. It will involve up to 150 cyclists touring the capital’s 10 most dangerous junctions for bicycles to highlight what they believe is unnecessarily dangerous road designs.
Apologies to anyone not in London but in a classic PR event to coincide with the end of British summertime, cycle accessories firm Blackburn is giving away sets of their Click LED lights to commuters leaving work this evening.