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Navin's News: Cycling
Brent school children delighted with two wheels
I was delighted to meet pupils at Malorees Junior school in Kilburn who were helping to launch the new 'Bike it' scheme, together with TfL, Sustrans, NHS Brent and Brent Council.
It was great to see so many pupils, parents and teachers taking up cycling in the borough. Cycling is a sustainable, healthy, and environmentally green way of commuting and should be promoted.
A day of bike-related activates had been planned including a bike breakfast and Dr Bike, for free bike checks.
The number of cyclists in London has been steadily increasing over the last decade and it is fantastic to see the next generation taking it up so early.
There is a lot more that can be done to get people on bikes in London and Malorees is a great example of a proactive approach towards cycling.
I was pleased to be asked to open the new Bike Shed facility at Malorees', which is already being well-used. It looks like they will need another bike shelter soon as cycling is so popular here.
At the event, I spoke about my commitment to increasing the amount of walking and cycling in Brent, and of my keeness to see other initiatives, such as cycle sports facilities, be explored by Brent’s officers.
Teacher and organiser of the day, Paul Kaffel, said: "We were extremely pleased to see so many cyclists; children and adults alike, at our Bike Breakfast. There was a real sense of community and energy and we look forward to filling our new TFL funded shelter with the bikes of regular ride to school children."
London Cycle Hire Scheme Launches
The London Cycle Hire Scheme, sponsored by Barclays launched in August, allowing members to use bicycles between docking points across Zone 1. Over half a million journeys have already been made on the bikes and I would urge my constituents to consider registering for the scheme for an alternative to the Tube in central London. Registration costs £48 for the key and one year, You can find out more at the TfL website.
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