Cyclists travelling through London’s Square Mile will be able to get themselves a very light breakfast this Monday. And apart from the fruit, the City of London will also be handing out free bike lights and other safety gear to mark the first working day after the clocks go back.
The City of London is keen to encourage more people to ride bikes and recently set out plans to remove cars from half of its streets and implement a 15mph speed limit.
But those are plans for the coming years. In the shorter term, events will be held on Blackfriars Bridge in the morning and evening of Monday October 29, encouraging cyclists who live, work or travel through the Square Mile to carry lights. The first 250 cyclists to attend the morning event (7.00-9.30am) will be offered free lights, a free brake check and fresh fruit.
Those attending the evening session (5-7pm) will also be offered free lights, as well as reflective vests and backpack covers.