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Registration open for second Black Unity Bike Ride in London

Will Strickson
11 Jun 2021

People from all backgrounds and ages will ride from Walthamstow to Brixton to encourage unity and empowerment among the black community

The Black Unity Bike Ride is back for a second year on Saturday 7th August 2021 and you can register for your place now.

Last year's first edition, organised during the international mourning and protests that followed the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the US, saw 1,500 ride across London from Walthamstow Central to Brockwell Park in Brixton.

The 22.5km ride is fronted by black-led cycling collectives from the capital and the surrounding areas to help drive change and encourage unity and empowerment among the black community.

With riders of all backgrounds, ages and abitiies welcome, the ride supports underrepresented demographics to increase the diversity of the cycling population in the city.

Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, founder of the Black Unity Bike Ride, said, 'We know that people from Black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, women, the LGBT community and those with disabilities are less likely to cycle than white, adult men, so the Black Unity Bike Ride was created with the aim of inspiring these groups to cycle, not just once a year but all year round.

'The Black Unity Bike Ride is a perfect example of the positivity that can be achieved when we choose to unite. We want to make sure that each ride is a joyful experience that feels empowering, all within a safe space, where our riders can be their unapologetic selves without judgement.'

Registration for the event is free and there will be rest and refreshment stops on the ride.

For more information and to book your place visit blackunitybikeride.com

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