Cyclists in London and beyond are being called upon to descend on Blackfriars Bridge on the evening of Wednesday 12 October – that’s a fortnight today – for a ‘flashride’ to show their opposition to the refusal of Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL) to keep the speed limit at 20mph, among other safety issues. London Cycling Campaign (LCC) says it hopes that thousands of cyclists will turn up.
Cyclists are asked to meet up at 5.45pm on the evening outside the Doggetts Coat & Badge pub at the southern end of the bridge, with the ride starting at 6pm. It’s the third flashride on the bridge organised by LCC, which says the first attracted 200 cyclists with just a few hours’ notice, while the second saw 600 take part.
“Now,” says LCC, “it's time for THOUSANDS OF US to show our strength and say 'Boris, you've got it wrong!'”
LCC asks that if you are planning on going along, to enter your email address on its website so it can keep you updated about this and other campaigns.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.