Skyrides Local rides in London and Manchester on Sunday

Skyride, British Cycling, Victoria Pendleton, Elle Macpherson

The biggest cycling promotion in UK cycling history – to get one million more bums on bikes by 2013 - kicks off on Sunday (July 5) in London and Manchester, with the first three of hundreds of local Skyrides.

In the following weeks, similar events will roll out in Leicester and Glasgow, as the public is invited to “saddle up with Sky” and their partners British Cycling this summer.

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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.