Hillingdon Sky Ride, and cycling funding announced

The Mayor of London hasannounced Hillingdon will host a “Sky Ride” – a mass cycling event at the same time as announcing how funding for cycling improvements will be split across London’s “biking boroughs”.

The Mayor of London Sky Ride events attract a big crowd, with over a thousand in previous ones in Hounslow and Ealing. The one in Hillingdon will happen on 31 July.

At the same time, the Mayor announced funding for “biking boroughs”, where he gives boroughs funding to help improve levels of cycling. Hillingdon will receive £309,000 this year, which they intend to use to develop a ‘cycle hub’ at Uxbridge-West Drayton where they will deliver more cycle parking, better cycle routes and also work with local businesses to get more people cycling.
Cllr Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council, said: “We are delighted that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has chosen Hillingdon to host a Sky Ride. It promises to be a terrific day and we hope that many residents of all ages and cycling ability will join the event for part of or all of the route.”

Also receiving biking borough funding were Brent, who get £294,500; Ealing, who were awarded £286,500; and Hounslow who get £324,000.

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