Cyclists in the City and ibikelondon blogs would like to invite you to join the central London flashride this Saturday 12 November to protest for safer cycling on London’s main roads and junctions. Our route will focus on Lambeth, Southwark, Westminster and Camden. We will skirt arund the City of London to avoid clashes with the Lord Mayor's show.
Some of us are angry and getting angrier about the crap-ness of Boris’s cycle super highways; about the crap-ness of many of the junctions in London where cyclists are being killed and injured. And we feel it’s time the Mayor started making London’s streets cycle-friendly.
It's not good enough. And it's killing people.
We ask that our children, our parents, our teachers, our colleagues - everyone should feel they can get on a bicycle in London and cycle safely and easily to where they want to go. That the 60% of trips taken by car in outer London that are under three miles could be made by bicycle.
We depart St Mark's Church, The Oval, Kennington, SE11 4PW at 10.30AM - prompt departure, directly on Oval junction just next to the Saturday morning farmers market. We expect to finish up at Look Mum No Hands cafe by around 12.3oish
The route will take in the most dangerous junctions for cycling, as defined recently by Transport for London. We will be stopping a couple of times on the way, including to pay our respects at Kings Cross.
Some local reporters and one national newspaper (full details once they’re confirmed) have indicated they plan to join us. We hope to be joined by a number of photographers, bloggers and Jack of the bikeshow on resonancefm.
Please join the ride. We need to make this message loud and clear.
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For the full route plan see http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=324843