Hounslow Sky Ride brings out thousands of cyclists

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Thousands of cyclists took the to the streets of Hounslow last weekend for the second of the five closed road Sky Rides.

The 10 km route was entirely closed and took the cyclists through the greener parts of the borough where BSkyB's headquarters is based.

Olympic medalist Ross Edgar was the British cycling star on show, while Sky's new Director of Cycling was also present, saying; “The weather was spectacular; it was a really good route. The number of families and local community out was astonishing actually, we didn’t quite expect it.”

The next event is in Glasgow on August 23, followed by Leicester on August 30th and central London on September 20th. Local Sky Rides are going on up and down the country - you can register here.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.