About London Freewheel Festival

The London Freewheel festival takes place on annual basis during the month of September in the British capital in order to promote cycling in the city. The entry into this event is free of charge and cyclists from all walks of life are appreciated in this festival. During this cycle rally participants have to cover the distance of nine miles in central London and during the festival roads of the city are made traffic free. Nearly 30,000 cyclists partake in this event and enjoy the different sights and attractions of the capital, which includes London Eye, the Mall, Westminster, Victoria Embankment and St Paul’s Cathedral.


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    The London Freewheel was the idea of David Love, who is the vice chairman of London Cycling Campaign. The first London Freewheel took place in 2007 after efforts were made by the Mayor of London and Transport of London (TFL). These efforts were made to encourage Londoners to increase the use of cycles.

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    The London Freewheel event is accessible for participants at St James’s Park, where lots of activities take place such as trial, BMX and mountain bike stunts, acrobatic cycling, circus cycling, picnic and several other conducts for children that includes information on cycling in the British capital as well.

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    Important Dates:

    Fall – September (every year this event is announced before August).

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    London Freewheel Festival takes place one day each year in the British capital.

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    St James's Park Office The Storeyard, Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2BJ, United Kingdom.

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    How to get there:

    By Tube

    Charing Cross tube station is about 0.3 miles away from St James’s Park and by walk commuters can cover this gap in about 6 minutes. All they need to do is to head out south from the Charing Cross tube station towards Northumberland Avenue/A400 and exit from the roundabout onto The Mall. Then, turn left and they will find the destination on the right. View Map

    By Bus

    Participants and spectators of The London Freewheel Festival can use these bus numbers 11, 24, 87, 88, N2, N11, N44, N52, N87, N136, 91, N5, N18, N20, N91, N97 and N343 in order to get to the nearest bus stop [St James', Whitehall Trafalgar Square (Stop N)] to St James’s Park. The walking distance between St James', Whitehall Trafalgar Square (Stop N) and St James’s Park is about 0.3 miles and a person can cover this gap in 7 minutes.

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