Saturday, 11 February 2017

Half-Term in London

Active Travel Events

There are many events for families interested in active travel this half-term.  Today (Saturday 11th February) sees the Stop Killing Cyclists vigil and family-friendly march, calling for increased spending on walking and cycling, following UN recommendations. The Southwark Cyclists will be leading a guided ride from Peckham Square for anyone unsure of how to ride into the National Gallery, where the event begins.

Throughout the week, Cycle Confident will be running free Bikeability courses for anyone aged 6  and over in Dulwich Park.  To sign up visit

Herne Hill Velodrome is running their children's cycling sessions throughout the week and the Lee Valley Centre offers Athletics Master classes as well as track or mountain biking taster sessions at the Velo Park.

Brockwell Junior Park Run is open for all 4-14 year olds looking to get PBs on 2km courses.  The next one will be Saturday 19th at 9am.

Equally, if anyone's on the lookout for a new bike, the London Bike Show is on from Thursday 16th. 

There will be stalls from family cycling specialists including London Green Cycles, Isla Bikes and a 'Street Velodrome' with children's team cycling competitions for 3-11 year olds and individual competitions for 12-16 year olds. Enter online here.