This week we are hosting Bike Week 2018 across London’s Royal Parks. Cyclists will be able to get a free bike ‘MOT’ and police security marking, and hear more about how the parks are encouraging safe and considerate cycling. We’ll also have an ‘Exchanging Places’ lorry at three of the park events (Kensington, Hyde and Richmond) – this is a lorry provided by the Metropolitan Police, encouraging cyclists to sit at the driver’s seat and get a feel for what the driver can and can’t see.
Our team will be available at the following locations:
- Kensington Gardens (The Broad Walk), Monday 11th June, 4pm - 7pm
- The Regent’s Park (Outer Circle near Macclesfield Bridge) Tuesday 12th June , 4pm - 7pm
- Brompton Cemetery (The Great Circle near the Chapel), Wednesday 13th June, 4pm – 7pm
- Greenwich Park (Great Cross Avenue), Thursday 14th June, 4pm - 7pm
- Hyde Park (Broad Walk by the Achilles statue), Friday 15th June, 4pm - 7pm
- Richmond Park (Roehampton Gate near Roehampton Gate cafe), Saturday 16th June , 10am – 3.30pm
The Royal Parks’ Bike Week activities are part of a wider project to improve cycling across the parks.
- improvements to a range of junctions, entrances and exits to the parks to make them safer for all users including cyclists;
- continued work with Transport for London and the Mayor’s Office on the development of the Cycle Superhighway to make it as safe as possible for cyclists; and
- the development of behavioural change initiatives to encourage all park users to be considerate to each other including improved signage and information.
Read more about cycling in The Royal Parks here.