The London Cycling Campaign bike rally, which took place last Saturday, April 28th, drew a crowd of over 10,000 cycling activists. The Big Ride started at Park Lane and passed Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square, before ending on the Victoria Embankment. The protesters called on Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to defend his pro-cycling reputation, demanding a "Dutch-style cycling revolution."
A similar bicycle protest occurred simultaneously north of the London border in the town of Ediburgh, with 3,000 cycling activists turning out for the Pedal on Parliament bike rally. The rallies come after the deaths of two cyclists - Andrew McNicoll, 43, and Bryan Simons, 40 with people demanding a safer and more comprehensive cycling infrastructure.
[via The Times UK]