Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX.
Pressed in among London’s busiest roads and with a skyline cluttered with cranes, Fitzrovia holds a legacy of Georgian, Victorian and twentieth-century architecture. From the obvious landmarks of the Grade I listed All Saints Church and the Grade II BT Tower to the lesser known small streets crammed with heritage assets, Fitzrovia is a surprise at every turn of the corner.
Join this 90-minute guided cycle ride through quiet streets and find out how Camden Council have introduced a 20 mph speed limit and cycling contraflows to ease permeability for cycling, and discover what facilities Westminster City Council and Transport for London are providing for increasing numbers of people wanting to cycle.
Led by cycling enthusiast and assistant editor of Fitzrovia News Linus Rees, you may discover why some have called Fitzrovia an almost perfect inner city neighbourhood, and why local people defend it so passionately.
Either bring your own bicycle or hire one from one of the many nearby Barclays Cycle Hire Stations. If you intend hiring a cycle please bring a bank card to use in the hire machines and wait until instructed to do so. There will be time to collect a cycle after the start of the ride. There will be two 5-minute breaks during the ride to temporarily return the hire cycles to prevent any hire charge. The guided tour is free but there is a £2 day-access charge for the Barclays Cycle Hire.
This event is part of the Fitzrovia Festival 2013.