Love the idea of cycling around central London, but worried it's not all that safe? Then RideLondon's FreeCycle is for you.
Returning to the city for one day only — Sunday 28 May 2023 — the annual event opens up eight miles of traffic-free roads in the city centre — passing the likes of the Holborn Viaduct, Piccadilly, Pall Mall, St Paul's Cathedral, Strand, Trafalgar Square, Victoria Embankment and Whitehall/central Westminster.
For the first time since 2019, the route will also include The Mall.
Anyone able to ride a bike can join in this free, family-friendly event — the organisers just ask that you register in advance, so they can get an idea for numbers. Don't have your own set of wheels? You can hire a Santander Cycle, although be aware they'll be popular on the day.
Two festival zones — at Bank and St Paul's — will provide riders with mechanical help and refreshment, as well as music, games and face painting.
RideLondon FreeCycle is part of a series of cycle rides taking place on 28 May — the other three are RideLondon-Essex 100, RideLondon-Essex 60 and, RideLondon-Essex 30, which, as the names suggest, head out from London towards Essex, and are for more serious cyclists.
RideLondon FreeCycle, 28 May 2023