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Cyclists urged to grab camera and start shooting

PUBLISHED: 17:40 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:33 05 October 2010

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TRANSPORT bosses trying to persuade you to get on her bike' are running a snappers' contest to shoot the most unusual views in town. They've already had a few entries from bikers along the Regent's Canal, after members of the London Cycling campaign were asked to suggest good shots

TOP: Regent’s Canal at Victoria Park in the snow, by Kim Freeman, and (above) an angler at Lea Valley Canal in summer, by Jason Jones

BELOW: Bow Locks in the fog, by Gordon Joly, and (bottom) Limehouse Cut at dusk, by Chorna

TRANSPORT bosses trying to persuade you to get on her bike’ are running a snappers’ contest to shoot the most unusual views in town.

They’ve already had a few entries from bikers along the Regent’s Canal, after members of the London Cycling campaign were asked to suggest good shots.

The competition is being run by Mayor Boris Johnson and his Transport for London team to help build up a library at City Hall of unusual and quirky images to kick off their Summer of Cycling’ campaign.

“London has all sorts of sights tucked away in the most unusual of places,” said Boris.

“Cycling is a way of navigating these remote spaces and this might encourage more people to take to two wheels.”

The competition is being judged by a panel including photojournalist Kerstin Hacker, author of Photographing London.

Prizes are for the best in each of eight areas of London, East, North-East, City, West-Central, West, North, South-East and South-West, with an overall London winner who gets £600 in cycle and photography vouchers.

Entries by midnight on September 3, with up to 50 words about where they were taken and anything about them, can be uploaded online at:

tfl.gov.uk/cycling

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