You probably won’t notice, but it’s Bike Week this week, the UK’s “largest mass participation cycling event”. There’s some events run by Eltham-based Limited Edition Cycling, and if that whets your appetite, then you could always look in on Greenwich Cyclists and Lewisham Cyclists for more.
Indeed, it’s a great opportunity to encourage you to “become more active, reduce emissions, and explore our local cycling routes”. Don’t just take my word for it, those are the words from Harry Singh, cabinet member for “Greener Greenwich”, in a plug buried away on page 10 of this week’s Greenwich Time. No word on what the good councillor is doing to actually make it easier to do this, though.
I wonder, however, if the far more prominent star letter on page two of the propaganda weekly really reflects the council’s attitude to cyclists? After all, there’s been a fair few complaints about the decidedly cycle-unfriendly new Cutty Sark Gardens lately.
“Stop moaning” – is it too late to change the royal borough’s new motto?
PS. If you’re a cyclist, the London Assembly wants your views on riding in the capital.