Bike Week 2014

Great to be working with LCC members from Haringey and Hackney last Sunday
Great to be working with LCC members from Haringey and Hackney last Sunday
We had a steady stream of visitors during the day
We had a steady stream of visitors during the day
They found plenty to interest them
They found plenty to interest them
Haringey Council had a stall, but Islington didn't
Haringey Council had a stall, but Islington didn’t
But we were visited by four Islington Councillors; here Nick is talking to two of them - Gary Heather and Caroline Russell
But we were visited by four Islington Councillors; here Nick is talking to two of them – Gary Heather and Caroline Russell

Islington Cycling Club is going from strength to strength – a handful of members last year and around 240 now – with a significant number of women cyclists.

There was a long queue for Doctor Bike all day and the Police “Changing Places” was popular too.  (“Changing Places” lets cyclists sit in the driver’s seat of a huge lorry and to see how much (or how little) the driver can see of cyclists on the near side of the lorry.)

For the first time, we ran out of membership application leaflets.  Normally we have to cajole people to take them; instead people were coming to the stall saying, “I’d like to join LCC.”   We must be doing something right!

It looks like this event will be a regular fixture on the calendar – it could be bigger and better next year.

 

Pavement Artist - Olly Kenyon
Pavement Artist – Olly Kenyon
As usual, plenty of interest...
As usual, plenty of interest…
Bent backs courtesy of the bike mechanics
Bent backs courtesy of the bike mechanics
Croissanted!
Croissanted!
Family commuters - with croissant!
Family commuters – with croissant!
Another cyclist has been croissanted!
Another cyclist has been croissanted!
Numbers are up!
Numbers are up!
Only 17 in this shot - Suzy works the queue
Only 17 in this shot – Suzy works the queue
Micheal listens...
Micheal listens…
The joys of security marking
The joys of security marking
Pastries by Euphorium
Pastries by Euphorium
A police information bike outside the Town Hall
A police information bike outside the Town Hall

 

CYCLE SAFETY AND SECURITY OPEN DAY Islington Police Station, 2 Tolpuddle Street, N1 0YY at 10am-4pm on Saturday June 21
– Free cycle security marking and registration
– Cycle security and safety advice
– Recovered bicycles display

Our warm thanks to everyone who made all this happen.