In honor of International Women’s Day, The W Project celebrated with a week long exhibition highlighting the success of women in the arts. Tonight is the final night of the exhibition where The W Project will be celebrating all their participants with a final bash. The party will be hosted by The Sit Down Affair at 7 PM and entry is free. For more information on the event and who it will be featuring visit The W Project.
Xanthe, Emily and I had a great day at the London Cycling Campaign’s ride for International Women’s Day on Sunday. The sun was shining and we had hot chocolate and brandy from the Shortwave Cinema to keep us warm as we pedaled our mobile shop (a Christiana bike loaned from Velorution) down to Bermondsey Square.
Thanks to everyone who came and supported us by purchasing items on the day. We also had the pleasure of making friends with the lovely Annabelle from mobile bicycle maintenance company Cycldelik and Katie who we have to thank for the picture above!
Join Cyclodelic for another of the LCC’s fun, social rides to celebrate International Women’s Day. Cyclodelic will be joining the event with a mobile shop where we’ll be happy to chat to you about all your bicycle clothing needs and be giving out stupendous discounts to any riders who would like to purchase something from us on the day! More info below, look forward to seeing you all there x
“RECLAIM THE ROAD”
On March 7, 2010 LCC ‘Reclaim the Road’ ride to mark International Women’s Day
Now an annual event, our women’s bike ride is female-focused, but not exclusively for women, taking riders around some of London’s best routes, encompassing landmarks which have particular significance to women’s rights and empowerment. Celebrating the great diversity of female cyclists in our capital and encouraging those who don’t already cycle, this event will focus on the independence and empowerment that cycling can provide to all women, particularly to those from backgrounds that wouldn’t ordinarily advocate such modes of transport. With over 5,000 participants in LCC rides annually, we continually strive to boost numbers of female cyclists; it is great for women’s health, fitness, well-being, fun and freedom. We want to encourage women to give it a try and see what they can achieve!
The ride starts at the Shortwave Cinema in Bermondsey Square @ 2PM and follows a route mostly South of the river incorporating existing bike routes, London parks, bridges across the Thames and a surprising array of South London places of interest. We’ll be finishing up at the Shortwave Cinema in Bermondsey Square, where there will be nibbles and entertainment.
We will be documenting the ride through video footage and a post-ride podcast.
Further details are available at the LCC website: http://tinyurl.com/reclaimtheroad
Last nights ‘Birds on Bikes Ride’ organised by the LCC followed a 10 mile circular route starting from Dragons Court in Covent Garden stopping at locations of specific importance to women in London’s history – we never knew that Waterloo Bridge was mainly built by women! The ride was great fun and we really enjoyed meeting so many new women there. Thanks to Alison and Lucy at the LCC for letting us get involved – we can’t wait until next years! See our flickr page for a few snapshots of the night.