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RideLondon: peletons and a pennyfarthing – in pictures

RideLondon is part of a programme by mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London to get more people on their bikes. The weekend event includes a fun ride, FreeCycle, and two professional races, the 100-mile RideLondon-Surrey Classic and women’s event RideLondon Classique

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Poster for the London Mixer bike polo tourname…

Poster for the London Mixer bike polo tournament happening today in London

Department for Transport figures point to Lond…

Department for Transport figures point to London Cyclists being on the up…Thanks to always last for the figures.

Coverage of London’s first cargo bike championships back when…

Coverage of London’s first cargo bike championships back when summer was still about

Theo McInnes’ photo taken from Huck’s look at the BikeStormz…

Theo McInnes’ photo taken from Huck’s look at the BikeStormz crew which is drawing large crowds of young cyclists in London 

Bike blog: five thoughts on the Ride London 100-mile cycle

As the capital’s annual cycling marathon enters its fifth year, it is smaller and safer but still predominantly male

This year’s RideLondon was the fifth time the event that now bills itself as the world’s biggest weekend of cycling has taken place.

And as has become a tradition, here are my first thoughts – typed in the press centre, still in my bike gear – about the 100-mile event. As ever, feel free to disagree/add your own observations below.

Related: RideLondon weekend sees more than 100,000 cycle capital’s streets

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RideLondon weekend sees more than 100,000 cycle capital’s streets

After 2016’s heavy delays and safety issues, this year’s event runs more smoothly, with about 24,000 cycling full 100-mile route

The huge annual RideLondon cycling event, which was beset by long delays last year after a series of crashes, has run notably more smoothly on Sunday after organisers brought in a series of new safety measures.

The 2016 event saw thousands of riders forced to stop for up to two hours almost halfway around the 100-mile version of the route after an entrant crashed into a tree at speed, requiring an air ambulance to land.

Related: Top tips for RideLondon, the capital’s cycling marathon

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Say what…from Overheard London

Say what…from Overheard London