Get on your bike in Hackney during Bike Week 2008

Hackney residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes during national Bike Week 2008 (14 to 22 June).

Hackney Council, in conjunction with the London Cycling Campaign in Hackney, will be holding a number of cycling events throughout the borough during the week.

Cllr Alan Laing, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Hackney has been voted best bike borough and recognised for our excellent cycle routes. Cycling is a great way to keep fit and to do your bit to help make Hackney a greener, cleaner place. I would encourage residents to go along to one of the events during Bike Week and to find out about free cycle training.”

Bike Week events in Hackney:

Workplace Cycle Challenge
1-30 June
A fun, free competition that encourages organisations to compete against each other and see who can get the most staff cycling.
Run by Transport for London and supported by Hackney Council.

Cycle Pit Stops
Tuesday 17 June, 4-7pm – St Peter’s Way, Hackney, N1 (off Kingsland Road)
Thursday 19 June, 4-7pm – London Fields, E8
To make sure you’re geared up for summer, Hackney Council and the London Cycling Campaign have organised for mechanics to check and tune bikes, and will also be providing advice to cyclists of all levels. Essential accessories for cyclists will be available for sale at below trade prices. Hackney Council staff will be on hand to provide information about cycling programmes in Hackney.

Cyclist Breakfast
Wednesday 18 June, 7-9am - London Fields, E8
Join the Hackney London Cycling Campaign for fresh coffee and croissants, and while you re eating them, let Dr Bike give a quick diagnosis of your bike s state of health.

Commuter Cooldown
Thursday 19 June, 6-8pm – Corner of Green Lanes and Collins Road, opposite south-west corner of Clissold Park, N16
Join the Hackney London Cycling Campaign and refresh yourself after a hard week s cycling with music, cocktails and pleasant company.

Bike the Bounds
Saturday 21 June - depart at 12:30pm from Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, E8
Find out more about your area with the Hackney London Cycling Campaign’s annual ‘Bike the Bounds’. Take part in the four to five hour leisure cycle around the borough and discover the amazing diversity of landscape and streetscape encompassed within one of London s greenest boroughs. To register your interest or for further information contact Oliver Schick on