Batribike joins MP’s on London cycle ridePOSTED: 12th June 2013
Today Batribike was pleased to be one of the BEBA representatives who joined the annual All Party Parliamentary Cycle Ride across London. To mark the start of Bike Week each year MP’s, irrespective of party, get together to promote cycling in a ride to the Houses of Parliament. The ride is also attended by several groups who have an interest in cycling such as Sustrans and The Campaign to Protect Rural England.
This year the start venue was the Embassy of the Netherlands. Hosted by the Dutch Ambassador Ms Laetitia van den Assum, the event started with an 8am breakfast. This was followed by speeches by the Ambassador, Julian Huppert joint chair of the APPCG and MP for Cambridge and Norman Baker MP Transport Minister. There was also a live link up with a panel in Holland answering questions on infrastructure and how to increase numbers of cyclists generally.
The group then rode from the Embassy to the Houses of Parliament. The MET Police Cycle Team who ensured the safety of the group in the busy morning traffic marshalled the ride.
Sue Coulson riding the folding Dash represented Batribike. There were several opportunities during and after the ride to discuss electric bikes and the contribution they can make to encourage more people to cycle. The Ambassador approached Sue during the ride and asked about electric bikes, she remarked on how popular they are in Holland.
The event finished with a photo call on the green opposite the Houses of Parliament.