On your bike!

Pedal power has come to Merton as Merton Council urges residents to get on their bikes for Bike Week 2004, which runs from 12 – 20 June.

Bike Week 2004 is a national campaign featuring over 1000 events across the country aimed at getting more people riding more often. It is an enjoyable and social way to encourage people to try cycling in London.

Various events have been organised across Merton during the week to encourage residents to give cycling a go ranging from a ‘Ride along the Wandle Trail event last week end to free snacks for cyclists who cycle to work.

Events still coming up include:

Free snacks
Vouchers for free snacks from Merton Civic Centre Coffee Shop, have been will be en given to anyone who cycles to work in Morden until Friday 18 June. Just present yourself and your bike to Security at the back of Merton Civic Centre to get a voucher for snacks up to the value of £2.50.

Cycle Event at Mitcham Carnival
Mitcham Carnival is on Saturday 19 June at Three Kings Piece. The theme for this year’s carnival is ‘Olympics’ and will include a display of unusual bikes, free cycle information and maps, cycle training sessions and the Dr Bike Surgery offering advice, minor repairs and MOT’s

Commoners’ ride
A guided ride will leave at 10.30am from Wimbledon Station and take quiet roads where possible to and through Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath, Clapham and Tooting Bec. For more information call Peter Seager on 020 8544 7924.

For further information on Bike Week 2004 in Merton contact Merton Council on 020 8545 3760 or visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/bikeweek or pick up a leaflet from Merton Link. Alternatively visit http://www.lcc.org.uk


Photo available on request – 020 8545 3327: Merton Council employee, Gareth Mealing, cycles to work for Bike Week 2004.