‘Space for Cycling’ Central London Ride

On the evening of Monday 2 September, London Cycling Campaign are organising a ‘Space for Cycling’ protest ride to coincide with the Parliamentary debate on the Get Britain Cycling report that evening. This is an important event, coming after several fatalities on our streets and several previous protest rides this summer.

We’ll be cycling into central London from the borough to join the ride – come along and show your support. We’ll be leaving Richmond Little Green at 4.50pm sharp and going from there to Barnes railway station where you can also join us at 5.15pm. From there we’ll cycle to the ride meet point at Jubilee Gardens in Waterloo where people are gathering from 6pm for a 6.30pm ride start. You can also get the train to Waterloo and meet us there, or if you work in central London, come and say hello and join us for the ride back to Richmond. And do please make sure you have working lights on your bike – it will be starting to get dark on the way back.

Here is the route that we will be taking into central London.

After the ride, we’ll meet on the small plaza area on Belvedere Road (Map link) at 7.30pm. From there, we’ll cross Westminister Bridge, turn left and follow NCN 4 back to the borough and we’ll probably stop off at a pub once we reach the borough (should be back around 8.30pm) for those that don’t have to rush off home. Again, please bring lights – it is September and sunset is 7.45pm – summer is over :-(

Please email us on info@richmondlcc.co.uk if you’re joining in so we know to look out for you or if you want to find out more details.

There’s more on the event on the LCC website. Please do join us to make sure your voice is heard on this important issue. LCC board member, Dr Rachel Aldred, puts it very well in her blog:

“Every year, large numbers of people have been dying unnecessarily on Britain’s roads, and will continue to die, simply because our roads have not been made as safe as they could be.

“It’s not an issue for individuals to manage. It’s an issue for the politicians and the transport authorities at every level. This is why Londoners should support the LCC’s protest ride to demand safer streets.”