In Pictures: Mayor Of London's Sky Ride

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 91 months ago
In Pictures: Mayor Of London's Sky Ride
At Buck Palace, waiting for her majesty to join the ride... (Photo / KrazyBee)
At Buck Palace, waiting for her majesty to join the ride... (Photo / KrazyBee)
Photo / daveograve
Photo / daveograve
Photo / McTumshie
Photo / McTumshie
Photo / McTumshie
Photo / McTumshie
...ah, there she is. Travelling in some style, too. (Photo / psyxjaw)
...ah, there she is. Travelling in some style, too. (Photo / psyxjaw)
Photo / dweller88
Photo / dweller88
Chris Hoy. (Photo / McTumshie)
Chris Hoy. (Photo / McTumshie)
At Buck Palace, waiting for her majesty to join the ride... (Photo / KrazyBee)
At Buck Palace, waiting for her majesty to join the ride... (Photo / KrazyBee)
Photo / daveograve
Photo / daveograve
Photo / McTumshie
Photo / McTumshie
Photo / McTumshie
Photo / McTumshie
...ah, there she is. Travelling in some style, too. (Photo / psyxjaw)
...ah, there she is. Travelling in some style, too. (Photo / psyxjaw)
Photo / dweller88
Photo / dweller88
Chris Hoy. (Photo / McTumshie)
Chris Hoy. (Photo / McTumshie)

A reported 85,000 cyclists converged on central London yesterday for the fourth annual Mayor of London's Sky Ride.

This being a bike-related event in London, it attracts not just hefty corporate branding (the event was renamed from last year's "Skyride", presumably to give the sponsor even more attention) but a slop of celebrity intrigue too. Hence while the likes of Chris Hoy are obviously welcome, it's less encouraging to to have somebody like Kelly Brook involved. However, all becomes clear when we learn from Adam Bienkov that she has been named "ambassador for cycling". She showed up to the launch suitably attired in tight jeans and vertiginous heels, mugging for the cameras with the Mayor.

Still, most of the crowd won't have been bothered, and will simply have taken the chance to enjoy a traffic-free ride through the city without having to get involved in the murky politics of Critical Mass.

Many thanks to the photographers for adding their pics to the Londonist Flickrpool.

Last Updated 06 September 2010