Dozens of people of all ages took part in free bike rides hosted by Ealing Council on Sunday, 28 June.
Led by experienced marshals, 123 cyclists took part in the Ticket to Ride events setting off from Northala Fields and Brent Lodge Park in Hanwell.
The routes took cyclists along roads, the canal towpath and through parks. This year’s rides covered new routes taking in some of the scenery to the north and west of the borough in Northolt, Greenford and Southall – areas where fewer people cycle.
Council leader Councillor Julian Bell and cabinet member for environment, transport and leisure, Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, were among the participants.
Councillor Mahfouz said: “Despite a bit of rain in the afternoon it was great to see so many people turn out to enjoy these wonderful rides. We’re committed to encouraging people to cycle more and get active and these events are a fantastic way to get people of all abilities to explore our beautiful borough by bike. We’re keen to help people enjoy this fantastic, healthy and fun form of transport and we are also supporting a series of guided rides for women this summer which I’m sure will prove equally popular.”
For information on cycle training provided by Ealing Council, free bike health checks and our affordable cycle security scheme, visit www.ealing.gov.uk/cycling