Putney on Cycle Route named in top ten UK bike rides

- why not try the 18 mile route out ...


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Sustrans, who co-ordinate 10,000 miles of cycling routes have identified ten really great routes for families to enjoy cycling together this half term. The London route, a distance of 18 miles, runs from Putney Bridge to Weybridge. This exhilarating ride is a green corridor on the doorstep of the capital, taking in the River Thames, Richmond Park and Hampton Court Palace.

Jetix, is a leading kids entertainment channel has teamed up with Sustrans, the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, to produce a guide available now for free download at www.jetix.co.uk/onyerbike

This fun filled, highly visual guide includes quick tips on how cycling can keep you fit as well as info on how it benefits the environment. Top advice regarding safety is included with simple precautions for kids and also the low-down on how to keep your bike in tip top condition.

To illustrate the fun to be had cycling the guide contains tips from the characters of fantastic new cartoon series Oban Star Racers. Oban Star Racers is an adventure fuelled family cartoon where the galaxy's greatest star pilots take each other on in the legendary Great Race of Oban. Molly, a brave tomboy, accepts the challenge of being Earths team pilot and uses her ‘rocket seat bike’ to control their ship.

“Oban Star Racers centres around the spirit of adventure and this guide is the perfect way to help kids and families share the experience in every day life. The guide is a great way to show how we all benefit from family activities such as cycling” - comments Allan Stenhouse, Marketing Director, Jetix UK

“Cycling has never been so popular and with 75% of the population living within 2 miles of a National Cycling Network route it is a fantastic fun day out for families. Jetix was the perfect partner to work with to ensure this guide was children as well as family- friendly” - comments Melissa Henry, Marketing Director, Sustrans

October 24, 2006