RideLondon FreeCycle organisation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3078
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I strongly support mass cycling events such as RideLondon FreeCycle, but I have received concerns that there has been insufficient support provided for volunteers leading cyclists to such events from outer London. Will you enforce cycle lanes and provide uniformed police support at problem junctions on the routes into such events in the future?

Answer

Answer for RideLondon FreeCycle organisation

Answer for RideLondon FreeCycle organisation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Thank you for your support of the cycling events and for your helpful led rides feedback. For the 2014 RideLondon FreeCycle, London Cycling Campaign (LCC) was paid to deliver a led ride from every London borough to the route and back again after the event. The rides were very popular with FreeCycle participants. However, as part of the ongoing debrief for this year's event, TfL will feedback your concerns to The London Surrey Cycling Partnership (the event organisers) to ensure the led ride programme for 2015 continues to improve.