Summer 2015

There’s so much cycling you can do this summer…

Celebrate cycling
The third Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling takes place on Sunday 14 June (12noon-6pm), where there will be loads of free cycle-related things to take part in, as well as food stalls, face painting and a bouncy castle. See the flyer for more details.

Islington By Bike
On Friday 24 July and Friday 31 July we’re running fully marshalled family-friendly bike rides around the borough. They are free to take part in, but you must sign up in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Book here. Here’s a slideshow from a previous ride.
Cycle training for children
There are three courses to choose from:

  • Beginners(age 5-12) for children who can’t yet ride without stabilisers
  • Bikeability Level 1 (age 5-12) teaches bike control skills off road
  • Bikeability Level 2(age 9-12) get the skills to ride safely on road

We’re running these at venues in N19, N1 and NW3. For full details and to book, click here.

Cycle training for adults
You can do a weekend course, if you are a beginner, or for improvers and advanced cyclists wanting to improve their road skills, book individual training.

Cycle training for families
And to learn how to ride together as a family, you can book a family training session.

The Sky’s the limit
There are also three Sky Rides that start in Islington this summer on Sunday 26 July, Wednesday 30 July and Sunday 27 September. They’re free to take part in.

Big ride on closed roads

The London FreeCycle is a free family-friendly ride on closed roads in central London on Saturday 1 August. If you want to take part, Islington Cyclists’ Action Group is running a feeder ride from Highbury Fields.
Have a great summer!

Best wishes

David Shannon
Cycling officer