Welcome to 2015

Start the year on a roll

Dear cyclists

Happy 2015! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful festive season and are full of plans and resolutions to get cycling in the coming year.

Half term children’s Bikeability courses
We’re running a series of children’s courses in the February half term holiday. There are courses for: beginners (children who can’t ride a bike at all), Bikeability Level 1 (off road control skills) and Bikeability Level 2 (an introduction to road cycling). There are three venues to choose from and you can book here.

Weekend adult cycle training courses

Our popular series of adult group courses for beginners and improvers continues with more courses available in January and February.


Escape plans
If you’re looking for a really big cycling challenge to motivate you in 2015, our local cycling club, Islington CC, is running a 200km ride on 17 May. The ride is called The Great Escape and it starts and finishes in Islington, from the bicycle cafe, Look Mum No Hands!, in Old Street and takes in lots of lovely leafy lanes and villages in Essex. It costs £10 or less to enter.

Sky’s the limit
If 200km seems like way too much, British Cycling will be running their excellent series of free Sky Rides. These rides are set up for you to ride at a comfortable pace and a distance to suit you. Choose from: Sky Rides (traffic free mass rides), Sky Ride Local (led rides), Breeze Bike Rides (women’s rides) and Ride Social (social riding groups). This year the Sky Ride Local rides will include some Islington based rides.

Happy cycling!

David Shannon
Cycling officer
Islington Council

020 7527 4082