Bike Week 2006 in the City
Whether you want to go on architectural rides through undiscovered streets or simply want to know how to improve your cycling skills the City's first ever Bike Week offers a wide range of events and there's even more in the rest of London.
Summary of events, places and times:
City Bike Week flyer (pdf file opens in new window)
City Police Cycle Show, Guildhall Yard 21-22 June
Snow Hill Cycle Patrol Team is running a cycle show this month as part of Bike Week, the UK's annual celebration of cycling. The show, on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June, focuses on safe cycling and brings together a range of exhibitors and demonstrations covering everything from hiring and buying bikes to theft protection, insurance and maintenance. The show is in the Guildhall yard, from 11am until 6pm. Put the dates in your diary and pop over for a browse. And don't forget to let family and friends know about it as well.
"The show is a great way to find out security issues around cycling. For bike security, you can learn about the best types of lock to use and how to register your bike so that if it is stolen there's more chance of it being returned to you," said PC Karen Harrison. "On the rider safety aspect, there'll be information about rider training and advice on maintaining your bicycle."
As well as stalls to visit, cycle patrol teams from TfL and Epping Forest will be in attendance to offer advice. The show, also in conjunction with the City of London Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) and the City Police Roads Policing Unit, is free to attend and will proceed rain or shine.
City Corporation training promotion - Queen Street 23 June
Also as part of Bike Week, the City of London is launching subsidised training sessions on Friday 23 June. The sessions are for adults who live or work in the Square Mile and who want to become safe and confident road cyclists. The launch will take place at the junction of Queen Street and Cannon Street from noon to 2pm. Instructors will be on hand to advise and take bookings for one-to-one private tuition at a location that suits the cyclist - even on their journey to work.
"If you bring your bike along, we'll also give it a free check-over and help out with any minor repairs or adjustments," said Simon Phillips, policy officer at City of London. "If you can't come along to see us on the day you can make a reservation directly with Cycle Training UK on 020 7582 3535."More info
- World premiere of the film on the naked bike ride was on 8 June
- London Architecture Biennale - a multi-site celebration of London architecture and Change (the theme) by architects and designers.
- London Cycling Campaign event listings
- Bike Week national site