Some of the city’s major roads were closed, enabling cyclists to ride through a traffic-free central
Participants followed a 12km route that took them past some of
“It was great fun being able to really soak up some of the capital’s most famous sights and to see so many young cyclists and families out enjoying themselves,” said Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy. “This was a perfect way to encourage Londoners to get on their bikes.”
“I really enjoyed getting a completely new perspective on some of
In addition to traffic free streets, there were also bike related activities and entertainment throughout the day. British Cycling coaches were on hand to help members of the public build their confidence in the saddle and cyclists had the opportunity to test themselves against the GB Cycling Team in the Sky Sports Sprint Challenge.
“Being able to pit myself against a gold medal cyclist like Victoria Pendleton was amazing,” said Hollyoaks star Roxanne McKee, “and not something I thought I’d ever get the chance to do. It was pretty exhausting, though!"