Evans Cycles Supports Open Garden Squares Weekend

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Evans Cycles is offering free mechanical support for cyclist’s taking part in the Open Garden Squares weekend bike rides on Sunday June 13th, 2010.

London Parks & Gardens Trust is encouraging visitors to cycle and walk between the gardens participating in the Open Garden Squares Weekend which will takes place on June 12 & 13, 2010. More than 200 gardens will be taking part this year.

On both days, there will be the popular, free, guided bike ride – you just need to present your ticket! This is a relaxing and informal way for cyclists to explore some of the gardens and it is not compulsory to stay for the whole day.

Evans Cycles, will be a partner to the weekend and will be available to give advice in Russell Square. On Sunday they will be providing a complimentary repair and minor tune-up service to make sure your bike is ready for a ride around the gardens.
Just drop into Russell Square any time after 9am to get your bike checked over by the qualified mechanics. While you wait – have a look at some of the latest VIVA bikes that will be on display!

Below are details of the rides.

Saturday, June 12 – meet at 10am outside the café at the north end of the Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens for a ride around the gardens in Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. Will finish by 5.30pm.
Sunday, June 13 – starts at 10am outside St Paul’s Church at the west end of the Covent Garden Piazza for a tour of gardens in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets. This ride will include one of the first two cycle superhighways and the Green Bridge. Will finish by 5.30pm.
Temple Hall in Fountain Court.

For those who want to discover the gardens independently, suggestions of the best routes over the weekend can be found by visiting TfL’s journey planner. Two podcasts and self-guided bike rides can be downloaded from http://www.londongardenstrust.org/guides and http://www.opensquares.org/en/cycling.html

One ticket allows entry to all venues over the entire weekend. Ticket prices will be £7.50 in advance and £9 if bought during the weekend. The closing date for advance
bookings is Monday 7 June 2010.They can be bought:

Lots more information can be found at http://www.opensquares.org

Notes to Editors

  • Open Garden Squares Weekend is run by the London Parks & Gardens Trust to raise awareness of the significant social, cultural, environmental and economic contribution that squares make to the capital and its inhabitants. The Trust provides a centre for education, research, and creative projects for the improvement and conservation of London’s green urban spaces. http://www.londongardenstrust.org
  • If you are interested in helping as a volunteer during the weekend – please visit the website for more details. In return for volunteering, you will be given a free ticket to the weekend.

For further media information and images please contact
Rachel Aked at rachel(at)rachelaked(dot)co(dot)uk or +44 (0)7790 732448


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