Sunday 22 July, 10am, Car Park Holland Park Abbotsbury Road, W8 6LU
As the GB Cycling Team get ready to compete on the world stage and Team Sky seek success at the Tour de France, inspired Kensington & Chelsea residents can feel part of the action by joining a Sky Ride Local ride.
One of the many rides taking place this summer in the borough takes place on Sunday 22 July. Estimated to take two hours 40, with rest stops and breaks, this 12 mile ride starts from Holland Park and follows a mixture of roads and park paths to reach the midpoint and second park of the day, Regents Park.
After reaching the lovely Regents Park, participants will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the park with a chance to have a snack and take some photographs. There is plenty to see on the ride as it makes its way through Kensington, Oxford Street and St John’s Wood on the final leg. With a mix of on- and off-road riding this route is ideal for anyone wanting to stretch their legs and get out of town.
Rob McLean, Recreation Manager for British Cycling said: “A number of Sky Ride Local rides are taking place in Kensington & Chelsea and these free, organised rides are the perfect way for family and friends to get out and explore the local scenery from a two wheel perspective.
“In this amazing year of cycling, there’s really no better time to get out on a bike. The rides are at four different levels and cater for all ages and abilities, so there really is something for everyone. Even if you’ve not been on a bike for a while, our friendly British Cycling trained Ride Leaders are there to help and support you.”
The Sky Ride Local rides are part of a national campaign including free events, activities, information and support to help and inspire people to re-discover the fun of bike riding and get 1 million people cycling regularly by 2013. Places on rides must be booked in advance.
For more information and to find a ride, visit www.goskyride.com/rbkc