Sunday, August 21, 2011

Barking Skyride

The Mayor of London's Sky Ride came to Barking &  Dagenham for the first time today.

More than 7,000 people saddled up to cycle six miles.

The free Sky Ride event linked some of the borough's key landmarks including The Broadway theatre, Barking town centre and the green spaces of Barking and Mayesbrook parks.

Around 7,500 people of all ages and abilities dusted off their bikes to get cycling in a safe, traffic-free environment with friends and family.

The event was organised by the Mayor of London, Sky and British Cycling in partnership with Barking and Dagenham Council and Transport for London. It was the second of three Sky Rides in 2011 – the final one goes through central London
on Sunday 4 September. 

Sky Ride ambassador and TV presenter Jeff Brazier, who joined in the Barking and Dagenham ride, said: “I love the concept of the Sky Rides. What a great way to encourage people to take up a form of exercise that can involve the whole family.” 

Barking and Dagenham is part of the Sky Ride campaign, aiming to get one million more people riding a bike by 2013. 

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