Many thanks to everyone who attended, and all those that helped organise and marshal, our Cycle Safari on 26th April.
It showed how relaxed, enjoyable, and sociable cycling can be. Many people, including young children, want to cycle more, but don’t always feel it is safe to. So along the ride we showed best practice examples of ways of improving streets for cycling in the area, and all were bewildered that the council aren’t currently proposing what works. There was a huge amount of support for our more ambitious proposals for Transport for London funded cycle routes.
Anyone aged 8 to 80 can join us for on a slow ride discovering the best and more “unloved spots” for cycling in Islington.
Transport for London is giving millions of pounds to Islington Council to improve cycling in the borough, We’ve seen the designs for the first routes and they’re not really good enough; not safe enough, particularly for families.
The Cycle Safari is a fun way to remind Islington Council to do more and be more ambitious with what they can achieve with the money.
Also, dressing up is recommended!
The ride will begin from Freightliners Farm, in Sheringham Road, Holloway, at 10am on Sunday April 26, with various stops along the route ending back at the farm for food, free bike maintenance from Dr Bike and live music from Pedal Folk.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Don’t forget to invite your friends and family on facebook
Stay tuned for updates on the campaigns we’ll be discussing.
Any questions, tweet @islingtoncycle or email alison.dines(at)icag.org.uk
For more info about the farm, click here