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Get about town the glorious’ way, says Mayor

PUBLISHED: 15:17 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:22 12 August 2010

ONE in three Londoners have access to bikes, but only half of them have got into the saddle in the last year. Research by Transport for London (TfL) suggests that over a million Londoners have left their bikes to gather rust and dust. To encourage peopl

ONE in three Londoners have access to bikes, but only half of them have got into the saddle in the last year.

Research by Transport for London (TfL) suggests that over a million Londoners have left their bikes to gather rust and dust.

To encourage people to cycle this summer, cyclists can enter the London Freewheel event on September 21, when the streets of Central London will be closed to traffic.

Last year the ride attracted 38,000 riders.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who has been caught jumping red lights on his bike, said: "I'm challenging all Londoners who have bicycles languishing in the shed or garage, to dig them out, dust off the cobwebs, and re-acquaint themselves with one of the most glorious ways of getting about."

Those intending to meet the challenge are advised to check their saddle, gears, tyre pressure and chain before they push off.

For more information on bike rides across London, visit www.londonfreewheel.com, or for a guide to bike maintenance, visit www.tfl.gov.uk.

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