London launches Cycle Friday for novice cycling commuters

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Today is Cycle Friday in London, a new intiative for novice commuter cyclists to join bike convoys led by London Cycling Campaign marshals heading for the West End and City.

The idea stems from London Cycling Campaign’s led rides for novice riders during the 48-hour tube strike in the summer. They began from tube stations in the outer boroughs and were specifically intended for inexperienced cyclists.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.