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Yesterday, on BikeBiz.com, I covered the great news that central London is to close its roads to cars on Sunday September 23rd. The Hovis London Freewheel will become an annual celebration of cycling in Britain’s increasingly bike-friendly capital city.
Sign up for the event here, the London Freewheel website is really good. You get sent an HTML email with a mocked up newspaper saying ‘Another big name signs up…’ Registered riders also get sent real-world goodies like bells, reflective vests and packs of Top Trump cards.
It’s hoped 30,000 riders will take part. The event is costing £1.5m to stage, and nowt to enter.
At yesterday’s official press launch Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq was hugged by London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Behind them is the world’s biggest fixie, the model maker capturing the London zeitgeist perfectly. Not too sure about the front suspension, mind.
There’s a bigger pic here.
Konnie Huq was the first person to sign up for the ride.
“I bike into the TV centre from Ealing which I’m proud of,” she said.
Ken Livingstone revealed the family reason why he’s not a cyclist:
“I’ve never had a bike - we were too poor.”
He also quipped that he’d be mugged if he was spotted, awheel:
“There is a small problem with the Mayor cycling through London after charging people congestion charges. It could be a life-threatening experience.”