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10,000 Brave The Rain For Go Dutch Big Ride

2 years agoEngland / London : Londonist

Bemused tourists peered out of their bus-tour-suppled plastic ponchos to see London’s biggest ever cycle protest on Saturday, as an estimated 10,000 men, women and children braved the near constant rain to call for Mayoral commitment to ‘Go Dutch‘ and make London safe for cycling. The peloton stretched from the top of Park Lane to Piccadilly Circus (though, had the same number decided to go by car, it’d have been from Park Lane to Upminster [average car length, bumper to bumper] - and might have got more press, as some have pointed out).
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Traffic Free Cycle Ride To Demand Traffic Free Cycling This Saturday

England / London : Londonist (2 years ago)

Roads between Hyde Park and the Thames will be closed this Saturday to host the London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Big Ride’ — part on the ongoing campaign for Dutch-style cycling infrastructure in London. This fully marshalled family-frien... Read Post

Student Activists Protest In London Today

England / London : Londonist (2 years ago)

An estimated 10,000 student demonstrators braved the awful weather today to protest against tuition fee rises, the many financial burdens they face and the threat of youth unemployment. Demo 2012, organised by the National Union of ... Read Post

Cyclists to demand action from mayoral candidates in huge protest ride

England / London : Ross Lydall: London At Large (3 years ago)

Cyclists are planning the biggest demonstration seen in London in a bid to force all mayoral candidates to improve road safety. They will ride from Blackfriars Bridge (scene of previous protests, right) to Hyde Park on Saturday Apri... Read Post


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