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Ride London

By August 11, 2012News

Despite changing All The Rules after Beijing, it didn’t stop Team GB dominating the cycling events at the Olympics.  A pile of gold medals for heroes including Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have helped Britain to a modern day record medal tally.

As we know, Bozza is a fan of bike travel.  Having invented the Boris Bike (ish) the Mayor has now capitalised on the popularity of cycling by announcing a major event for London.

The BBC reports that ‘Ride London will comprise several races around famous London landmarks and hopes to attract more than 200,000 elite and amateur cyclists.

‘It is hoped the event, in August 2013, will become cycling’s marathon and the first parts of an Olympic legacy.’

There will be an eight mile family fun ride on Saturday on closed roads around London’s landmarks while there will also be elite races and a ‘grand prix’ event.  Boris launched the initiative alongside double gold medal winner Laura Trott, saying: “This will be the greatest cycle weekend in the world in what is fast becoming the greatest cycling city on earth.

“I think it will be a wonderful thing for our city. I can’t believe we haven’t tried it before. I don’t know why we haven’t tried it before.”

Trott, who won the gold in the team pursuit and the omninunimium said: “”This will be a great way of getting people involved with cycling.”

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