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Commuters encouraged to swap to bikes on Cycle Fridays
A series of bike convoys led by experienced riders will be on hand to guide novice commuter cyclists into central London each Friday in a new initiative by the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) dubbed ‘Cycle Fridays’.

For eight weeks the rides will depart at 8am from six different locations around the capital, providing a useful service for riders who need a little extra support to start cycling to work.

Those joining the rides will be greeted by ride marshals from the London Cycling Campaign and will be given a basic bike check and relevant TfL cycle maps before getting on the road. Additional drop-off points can be agreed so that riders can get as close to their destination as possible.
The first Cycle Friday will take place on Friday 14 August, and will continue every Friday until 2 October.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “ Whether it's Monday, Wednesday, or Sunday I tend to go by bike but, although it is safe and getting safer, I fully appreciate that some people find it a little daunting at first.
“Cycle Fridays are a brilliantly simple way of giving thousands of commuters the confidence to get cycling. I’m sure that when they see how much of a fun, healthy and convenient experience it can be they will be hooked.”

Ben Plowden, Director of Integrated Programmes, TfL said: “Cycling is a great way to get around London, but getting started can be intimidating. Cycle Fridays are one of the ways TfL is working with London’s cyclists to help people to start – and keep - cycling in London. For everything you need to cycle in London, from finding out more about Cycle Fridays to ordering free cycling maps and booking free cycle training, go to”

Koy Thomson, Chief Executive of London Cycling Campaign, said: “We know that a third of Londoners own a bike and many want to cycle more. But force of habit, particularly with commuting, stops them switching to the faster, cheaper alternative. Cycle Fridays will help people break old habits and exercise their choice to cycle”

The initiative is part of a summer of cycling in capital, designed to boost the numbers going by bike. There has been a nine per cent increase in those pedalling on London’s major roads over the last year, but the Mayor and TfL are seeking to go further – aiming at a 400 per cent increase by 2025.

To find out more about Cycle Friday’s visit:

The British Heart Foundation, long term supporters of cycling as means to living a healthier life, stage numerous, social bike riding events throughout the U.K. To find out more, click the following link.

England’s first Cycling City and eleven new Cycling Towns are set to receive the largest investment in cycling the country has ever seen. The funding of the new towns together with the existing six demonstration towns will total almost £100m.

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