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LCC Big Ride Route Highlights The Need For Safer Streets
Friday 27 Apr 2012
Thousands are expected to take part in the 'Big Ride' on Saturday 28 April, when people join together in central London for a fun event with a serious message: the city needs safer streets for cycling.
This fully marshalled family-friendly bike ride takes place just days before the mayoral election, and will follow a four-mile traffic-free route through central London.
Around 40 guided rides will bring people to the event from all over Greater London.
The ride meets on Park Lane at 11am, and will pass many of London's most famous landmarks - Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalagar Square and Parliament Square - before ending on the Victoria Embankment at 2pm.
The Big Ride supports LCC's 'Love London, Go Dutch' campaign, launched in February, calling on the mayoral candidates to make our streets as safe and inviting for cycling as they are in Holland.
Those in attendance will be part of something very special. Thousands of cyclists on the motor free roads of central London is not something you will witness every day! With the roads closed to motor traffic safety to participants is guaranteed, but the four mile route goes via some of London's most dangerous junctions and past the locations of around 250 reported cyclist injuries between 2005-2010. Which just highlights the message behind the fun of the Big Ride, the city needs safer streets for cycling.
(Injury data taken from the Levenes Cycle Injury Map)
The LCC Big Ride Route
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