Bike Around the Borough returns

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Hundreds of children cycled the borough’s streets as Bike Around the Borough returned for the first time since the pandemic.

Twelve schools took part in the 11th edition of the event on Thursday 14 July with supported rides that started at their school and took them on routes around the borough.

Bike Around the Borough, which previously set the world record for the highest number of people cycling in a continuous ‘bike bus’, aims to promote cycling among Hackney school children, giving them the chance to practice the skills they have learned through national standards cycle training and to help them see how easy it is to travel around Hackney by bike.

Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

It’s always inspiring to see hundreds of kids taking to the borough’s streets in a celebration of cycling. With new School Streets and low traffic neighbourhoods spanning the borough, I’m really proud that they get the chance to celebrate their new greener Hackney!

Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

The event was supported for the first time by London Marathon Events which helped Hackney Council plan and deliver the day, and the London Cycling Campaign supported with stewards for the rides. 

Find out more about cycling in Hackney, including information on free cycle training for those who live, work and study in the borough, at: .hackney.gov.uk/cycling