Mayor Boris Johnson launches London's summer of cycling events

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will be joined by double Olympic Gold medallist James Cracknell and a group of schoolchildren at Trafalgar Square today to launch London's Summer of Cycling.

Mayor launches London’s summer of cycling events
Mayor launches London’s summer of cycling events

Johnson will outline a series of events set to take place over the summer and give the latest cycling stats and updates on cycling in London.

The Tour of Britain cycling race and the popular Freewheel event, which attracted 50,000 people last year, will both be returning for 2009.

Johnson will also unveil a major new Transport for London marketing campaign titled Catch up with the Bicycle, which shows the freedom of cycling and how, as in other European countries, it can be a stylish and desirable way to travel.

Cycling is on the up in London, but there is still much to do if we want to really revolutionise the way that Londoners get about, said Johnson. That’s why we are making record investments in cycling, developing the cycle highways and cycle hire schemes, and are unveiling a summer schedule stuffed full of biking events, competitions, and campaigns designed to boost cycling across London's boroughs.

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