On September 23, the city of London in the U.K. will close 14 kilometers (9 miles) of roads as part of a year-long effort to encourage cycling in the city. The Hovis London Freewheel – organised by the Mayor of London – aims to encourage more people in London to cycle. London is already experiencing a cycle revolution with the number of cyclists soaring by 83 per cent since 2000, and the Mayor of London seeks to boost these numbers even more.
Targeted at all Londoners especially those who have access to a bike, but do not use it, the Hovis London Freewheel will offer participants a traffic-free ride round some of London's most famous roads and landmarks. Riders will have the support, advice and help of regular cyclist ‘mentors’.
Visit Hovis London Freewheel for a route map, registration, news and other information about this car-free event on September 23, 2007.