'Make cycling a safe, everyday choice': Hundreds join protest for safer cycling for women in London

Campaigners cycled through capital calling for cycling to be made safer for women

A large group of protesters and Big Ben
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A large group of protesters rode through London at the weekend, calling for cycling to be made safer for women in the city.

Hundreds of riders participated in the event, which went past a variety of major landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square. According to a report from the BBC, organisers of the protest explained that women were “put off cycling by a lack of safe routes, dangerous driving and harassment”. 

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan called for change, and said that he wanted women “to feel safe wherever they are in London”.

"We must continue to break down the barriers to cycling faced by women and girls and I'm doing all I can to make active travel around the city as accessible and safe as possible,” he said. 

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