Tour de France update

Watch the Tour de France, go on a led ride, kids can learn to race and extra Bikeability places available

Tomorrow the Tour de France begins, with two days in Yorkshire and then on Monday, they will race from Cambridge to London, passing through the City. Here is the route and timings, if you want to watch live.

The Tour on screen

If you’re in town and take a seat at our famous bicycle cafe Look Mum, No Hands!, or you can also catch the action on big TV screens at Old Street TerraceEC1V 1BE. This is an outside space inside/above Old Street roundabout. You access it next to the Old Street Tube entrance.

Forget the pros, here are some rides you can do!
12 July Join Islington Cycling Club on a free family-friendly ride around the borough. This will be a gentle 9 miles, with a rest stop. Children are welcome, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Starts at 10am from Highbury Pools and finishes in Highbury Fields at noon, in time for the start of the Festival in the Fields. To book email

28 June-3 August British Cycling are running a series of 50 free Sky Rides, at different levels of difficulty. There are prizes for taking part and you can book on at

Kids cycle racing coaching
Islington Cycling Club is running three free cycle racing taster sessions for 8-14 year olds. These will be with a British Cycling accredited coach and take place 10am-noon on 23, 30 July and 6 August. To book, email

Extra Bikeability courses
Our Islington Council free summer holiday Bikeability courses for children are almost fully booked. So we have added some extra courses for Beginners and Level 1. There are also a few Level 2 places available for 9-12 year olds. Book online.

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