Hounslow's Biking Belles weekly rides will be resuming from Sunday 21st July 2019 and continuing every Sunday thereafter. This is a change from previous Tuesday evening rides. The weekend slot should hopefully be a more convenient time for cyclists, attracting more women to join in with the borough's ladies only session.
Please do come along even if you don't have a cycle of your own as bikes, helmets and reflective jackets are provided at no cost. The group will be meeting at 13:30, starting in Lampton Park before taking different routes around the borough. Rides last approximately 1.5 hours, so you should be a relatively confident cyclist.
This year's Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle will take place on Saturday 3rd of August 2019. As the world's greatest festival for cycling and the 7th annual edition, it is set to be bigger and better than ever.
The event is a great opportunity for all the family to enjoy an eight-mile traffic-free circuit on closed roads through central London with stunning views of the city to be found throughout. The circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England.
Everyone is welcome, no matter what their age or ability. Cyclists will be able to enjoy the route at a leisurely pace and as many times as they like with the ability to stop off en route at seven different Festival Zones where there will be a range of bicycle-based entertainment and activities to enjoy.
For those wanting to participate from Hounslow, you can join a Led Cycle route from the Borough which will take you all the way to Green Park. Once you've done the FreeCycle, marshals will also be available to lead the ride back to Hounslow.
Hounslow Led Cycle - Meeting point information
To the FreeCycle
Meeting point: Brentford Market Place, TW8 8AH
Start time: 9:30
Distance: 8 miles
End: Green Park (Constitution Hill)
Return from the FreeCycle
Meeting point: Green Park (Constitution Hill)
Return Time: 15:00
End point: Brentford Market Place
Registration is now open – it's free to sign up, or you can come along on the day and join the fun! Visit the Prudential website for more information and a full list of events over the weekend of the 3rd/4th of August.
Starting at Sandown Park in Surrey on Sunday 4 August, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 takes in the final 19 miles of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 route, going through south west London, and into the heart of the capital to the spectacular finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 is the perfect opportunity for newer and younger cyclists to take part in their first mass-participation cycling event, and for families and friends to ride 19 traffic-free miles together. The event is open to riders aged 12 upwards (those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Finishers will receive a special souvenir medal and free entry into the Festival Zone in Green Park!
Entry costs £29 for adults and is free for participants aged 12-15. But if you're part of a community organisation, sports club, school or local charity in London or Surrey, you may be eligible to receive an entry price of just £10!
The Nation’s Biggest Sports Day is an opportunity for Britain to get active over the August bank holiday weekend. Community champions will be running fun activities and classes to inspire people to get out and get active!
Created by 'I Am Team GB' and supported by Olympic athletes, the 24th of August is the perfect opportunity to get involved in sports over the summer. You can browse the range of activities being held near you here or why not sign up to become a Games Maker and run one of your own? It's free to do so and exclusive rewards are available including an 'I Am Team GB' t-shirt and digital pack to help make your activity the best it can be.
So far, there are events such as netball games, table tennis, bootcamp fitness classes and bike rides to participate in. The list is continuously growing so be sure to keep an eye out for recent additions ahead of the official Sport's Day on August 24th.
On Clean Air Day, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced major plans to help Londoners ‘reclaim’ the streets and get out and about for London’s biggest Car Free Day celebrations on Sunday 22 September 2019.
It's will be an opportunity for cars to take a back seat, allowing citizens to explore the streets by foot or by bike. Not only will it provide Londoners with respite from air pollution and carbon emissions, it will give children the chance to play freely. The event will draw awareness to the dangers of toxic air and encourage city dwellers to “reimagine” their city as car-free.
Along with 17 other London boroughs, Hounslow Council has pledged to make it free and easy for local people to run a play street. Those participating will get a chance to see what happens on their road when the traffic stops for a few hours. To get involved, you will need to consult with neighbours in advance and submit your application by Friday 11th August 2019 as it can take up to 6 weeks to handle a street closure request.
To ‘swap cars for spacehoppers’ this September, now is the time to make it happen. You can make Car Free Day a carefree day to get on your street and play by applying for a Play Street!