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intransit cycle tour

INTRANSIT cycle tour

Bikeminded

Where: Start and End Point: All Saints Church 12 Clydesdale Road W11 1JS

When: Sunday 20 July 11:00 to 13:00 | Lasts 2 hours | Note: The Saturday 19 July ride has been cancelled

Tickets: Free | Booking required

Come and join us on a fun and pleasant cycle ride around Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill and Golborne Road. You can come along by yourself and meet other people, bring your friends, or even treat yourselves to a family day out. These areas have some amazing history; a listed tower block, a world famous carnival and markets galore. Two actors - George and Victor - will take you on fully marshaled cycle ride through the vibrant streets in the north of the borough and reassert North Kensington’s reputation for adventure.

George and Victor have a problem: the Department for Adventures is not happy. Its survey shows that boredom in the north of the borough is up, while explorations are down. George and Victor have three months to turn it around, or else! This cycle tour is their last chance. On the tour, they will tell us how the green fields of Notting Hill transformed into splendorous Victorian houses; and how pigs and potteries and the well-off managed to live together around a plentiful of  kilns. We will travel through time to the Second World War, and then on to the birth of the Notting Hill Carnival. The journey will weave through the 60s and 70s in Golborne, to finally land in the present, by the market.

George and Victor need your help to restore north Kensington’s reputation for adventure - and save them from the chop! You can help by joining their Bikeminded tour, and exploring north Kensington on this fully marshaled ride.

Each ride is suitable for adults, and children age 9 years plus.
Although the route is marshalled, cyclists need to be able to ride confidently on the road.
Bring your own bikes or hire a Bayclays bike nearby

This ride is produced by Bikeminded in association with the Exquisite Folly Theatre.

About Bikeminded

Bikeminded is the cycling campaign run by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to get more people on their bikes to discover the secret haunts and history of the borough. The campaign produces many themed cycle that bring the streets to life through discovery and adventure.
www.bikeminded.org

About Exquisite Folly

Exquisite Folly was set up in 2005 by Amelia De-Felice with the aim of igniting the imagination, telling a good story and taking people on a journey to somewhere they might not normally go, in any space and accessed in any way the space requires. With the Royal Borough’s Bikeminded campaign, Exquisite Folly has brought shows like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The No Boredom Here Campaign with the cast and audience on bicycles to the local streets.
www.exquisitefolly.co.uk