Festival will celebrate 200 years of cycling in London

LCC cycle festival

Image: London Cycling Campaign

A three-day festival taking place in the City of London in June will celebrate 200 years of cycling in the Capital.

The City of Cycling Festival (13-15 June) is being organised by the City of London Corporation, working in partnership with the London Cycling Campaign and the International Cycling History Conference.

The festival includes events and exhibits displaying the best of London’s cycling culture, as well as guided rides between three sites in the City of London covering the past, present and future of cycling.

The festival will be centred around Bank Junction, where London’s first traffic-free scheme has enjoyed a successful first year.

As part of the festival, City of London Corporation is hosting a seminar (13 June) about cycling cultures, at which the Active City Network 2018 Best Practice Guide will be launched.

The seminar – titled ‘Considerate Cycling – Why do so many people in the City have a problem with people on bicycles and what can we do about it?’ – will give attendees the chance to quiz experts from cycling and walking organisations, as well as journalists who report on the issues.

The London Cycling Awards will follow the seminar and for the first time will feature a Best Business for Cycling Award – recognising organisations that have gone the extra mile to encourage their staff to cycle and walk more often.

Ashok Sinha, chief executive of the London Cycling Campaign, said:

“The momentum for cycling continues apace.

“This three day celebration offers a great opportunity to reflect on the history of the bicycle and consider its journey towards the future. A future where ebikes and dockless bike share are helping shape the way forward.”

Click here to register to attend the seminar, or here to submit and entry for the Best Business for Cycling Award.

30 April 2018