Skyriding in Ealing
Thousands enjoy a day of car free cycling
Ealing has never seen the like. Thousands of young and old yellow jacket wearing cyclists taking control of the roads - just for one day.
The lack of consultation over the SkyRide may have caused issues for some local residents but everyone who got on their bikes today appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
A few more food tents in the festival village at Lammas Park would have been welcome - cycling makes people really hungry - but that was probably my only real gripe.
I'm a fairweather cyclist (and a nervous one) so this nice flat route which took us around some of the prettier parts of central Ealing on a sunny and breezy afternoon was a very pleasant way of spending a Sunday.
Rod De St Croix from Brentford missed Hounslow's event last year but was pleased he got the chance to do this one. He thinks the idea is a winner and said:
''It's great to have a day when you can go out with your whole family and feel completely safe on two wheels.''
Stuart Hughes from Drayton Gardens has written to EalingToday.co.uk:
''Many thanks to those residents of Ealing who, willingly or otherwise, gave up their parking spaces or had nearby roads closed for the Ealing Skyride.
18 July 2010