On Sunday, motorised traffic was banned for 14Km of roads in the centre of London and over
38,000 cyclists of all ages piled in to enjoy the experience. It is the first time this has been done - Hovis sponsored it
and gave away sandwiches to everyone, lots of other stuff being handed out too, the favourite objects of munificence were cycle water bottles, all gratefully received. I laughed out loud when I got one from Thames Water. It leaked
. So did the second. You couldn't have made it up.
There was a real party atmosphere and it showed just how many people could move about freely and safely and with no more pollution than the odd burst of methane. More photos here
went too. Onionbagblog report here