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WinkBall.com announces launch of largest video survey of cyclists' views to coincide with the Mayor of London's Skyride

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London-based video communication service, WinkBall.com, is today launching the largest ever dedicated video survey of cyclists' views on what it's like to get around the capital on two wheels. The survey coincides with The Mayor of London's Skyride which takes place on Saturday 20th September giving thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities the chance to take over some of London's most famous streets.

Throughout September WinkBall will invite cyclists to "Have their say at WinkBall.com" on a range of issues, from road safety and cycle renting schemes, through to the best areas in London to enjoy cycling. For the first time, London cyclists will be given a video voice and will be able to share their two-wheeled experiences through over sixty unique public video blogs and walls hosted on a dedicated website at http://www.winkball.com.

WinkBall will also be sending out its army of over thirty Street Reporters across the capital capturing cyclists' views on what it's like to get around the capital on two wheels. Already interviews have taken place with cyclists from a range of areas including Brixton, Camden and St Pauls - with the entire capital to be covered by the end of the month. WinkBall Street Reporters will also be live at events such as Bicycle Ballet, the Tour of Britain, and The Mayor of London's Skyride - bringing ground-level reports to a global audience - and giving away 2,500 reflector bands to improve bike safety.

Co-founder of WinkBall, Dr. James Ohene-Djan, said: "At a time when Londoners are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, many are taking to two wheels - and Skyride is a great way of showing the cycling possibilities in London. Unfortunately, however, nobody currently reports on the difficulties many cyclists face in getting around London on a day-to-day basis by bike. Our coverage of Skyride and our focus on cycling throughout September will give the world an insight on what it's like to cycle around a capital city; what to avoid and what are London's best kept cycling secrets.

"This is the first time that a video survey of this kind has been conducted and the body of video recorded will provide a hugely valuable resource for The Mayor of London and Transport for London on how they can improve the daily life for a cyclist in London."

WinkBall.com is part of the WinkBall Project and offers users a range of free video communications services, including private video messaging, video blogging, public and private group video walls, and the new, "Push to See and Talk" live messaging system. It recently covered London's Notting Hill Carnival in partnership with Flip video, filming over 200 hours of amazing footage from the event, available at: http://www.winkball.com/nottinghillcarnival.

For more views on cycling in London, or to have your say at WinkBall.com go to: http://www.winkball.com/walls/cycling.

Notes to editors:
About WinkBall.com
WinkBall.com is a free, web-based, personal video communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content to video blogs and walls for private and public viewing. Video messages delivered by WinkBall.com can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser.

WinkBall.com is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share. All messages sent through WinkBall.com are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages.

WinkBall.com is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate well online.

Established in London in 2005 by Dr. James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication.

For more information, visit http://www.winkball.com or http://www.winkballproject.com

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