Search

Friday bike convoys converging on City of London

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:42 05 October 2010

A SERIES of bike convoys’ led by experienced riders begins on Friday to guide novice commuter cyclists into central London. The Cycle Fridays’ depart at 8am from six locations in all directions for riders who need a little extra support to start cycling to work

By Mike Brooke

A SERIES of bike convoys’ led by experienced riders begins on Friday (August 14) to guide novice commuter cyclists into central London.

The Cycle Fridays’ are departing at 8am from six locations in all directions for riders who need a little extra support to start cycling to work.

The East London convoy to St Paul’s in the City begins at the Mile End Green Bridge in Mile End Road.

EAST LONDON ROUTE

Cyclists are being accompanied through Mile End Park alongside the Regent’s Canal, over the canal bridge at Solebay Street, along Harford Street past Shandy Park, turning right into Ben Jonson Road, left into Stepney High Street past St Dunstan’s, right along Stepney Way, left into Jubilee Street, crossing over Commercial Road into Sutton Street down to Shadwell, then right into Cable Street, all the way to Tower Hill, then Monument and onto St Paul’s.

Other starting points across town are from Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich, Finsbury Park in north London, Brixton’s Coldharbour Lane in south London, Swiss Cottage in north-west London and Ravenscourt Park in west London.

The Friday convoys were inspired by the London Underground strike in June.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser