London Ride of Silence May 17th 6.30PM Marble Arch
15.05.06 by Buffalo Bill
A silent bike ride will take place THIS WEDNESDAY, 17th May, to
commemorate cyclists who have been killed and injured by motorists, and assert the right of cyclists to be able to share the road in safety. The ride is part of an international Ride of Silence, started in the USA in 2003. This is London’s first such ride, and is likely to become an annual event.
People wishing to join the ride should meet in the middle of Hyde Park Corner at 6.30pm on the 17th May, to leave at 7pm. The route is 10 miles long, and it will take about two hours to complete – the pace will be restricted to allow all cyclists to join in. It will visit the sites of three cyclist deaths from the past year. Each participant should wear a black armband, or a red armband if they have been injured themselves.
Riders should be silent as far as possible. It isn’t a protest in the
traditional sense: there will be no banners or slogans.
The ride will visit the sites where Jason Wong, Apijak Srivanavit and Harriet Tory were killed by motor vehicles in 2005.
Full details are here