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Join the Sky Bike Ride this Sunday


Barnet councillors have given their support to a national campaign to get more people cycling in the borough.

This Sunday (16 June), Barnet will be hosting its first ever Sky Ride, 2pm at Mill Hill Park. This will be a chance for families, friends, bike enthusiasts or people new to cycling to ride in a traffic free and sociable atmosphere.

Councillor David Longstaff, Cabinet Member for Safety and Resident Engagement, said: “I have been a cycling enthusiast for decades and I’ll be delighted to see this project make its debut in Barnet. With the summer holidays right around the corner, the Sky Rides are a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy a day out in Barnet.”

Councillor Dean Cohen, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The council is steadily making Barnet a better place for cyclists. Together with British Cycling, I am sure we can get people dusting off their saddles and riding on two wheels all across Barnet.

“We have some wonderful scenery in Barnet and I hope everyone going to the Sky Rides enjoy themselves.”

Look out for the Sky Ride Local programme which will offer a series of free, fun, guided bike rides around the local area. Guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes, they’re a great way to get out and see your local area on two wheels. With different levels, there are rides for all abilities – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge.

To get more women on their bikes, British Cycling’s Breeze network is also coming to Barnet. Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. The aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.

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