Cycling in London
The best of contemporary illustrators at London Transport Museum
6 July to 22 August 2010
Cycling in London, an exhibition featuring the work of the best of contemporary illustrators, opens at London Transport Museum on 6 July 2010. Over 50 works of art, all with the theme of cycling in London will be showcased as part of the Museum's Summer of Cycling celebration.
The illustrations have been drawn from over 1,000 entries submitted by professionals and students in an annual competition open to leading illustrators throughout the world; artists were invited to submit illustrations that interpret the environmental, health and recreational benefits of cycling in London. The winners will be announced on the evening of Monday 5 July and the winning entry will appear on Transport for London services as a transport poster.
Organised by London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators, and sponsored by Serco, all of the illustrations are accompanied by a short text by the artist summarising their inspiration.
The competition supports the Mayor of London's new cycling initiatives, Barclays Cycle Hire will be launched by Transport for London on 30 July 2010. Barclays Cycle Superhighways are safe, fast, direct routes into central London from outer London. The first two routes open on 19th July 2010 with ten more by 2015.
The Cycling in London exhibition will be displayed in the CBS Outdoor Gallery at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB and admission is included in the entry ticket to the main Museum galleries (adults £10.00; senior citizens £8.00; students £6.00; under 16s free). For further information visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk or call 020 7565 7298.
Other Summer of Cycling events at London Transport Museum:
Saturday 3rd July
Cycle tour to focus on the Capital's art, design and architecture of Underground and Overground stations. The tour will be promoted as part of the London Festival of Architecture and runs from Charing Cross, via St James' Park, Westminster, Victoria, Sloane Square, Battersea Park, Vauxhall to Waterloo.
Uni-cycling performance and workshops
Saturday 10th July
Two professional unicycle performances in front of Connections plus three adult and three children's workshops (total six workshops). Run by Circus Space
Barclays Cycle Hire Roadshow
Wednesday 4 August
TfL will run a one day roadshow in Covent Garden Piazza near the entrance to the Museum. It will showcase the cycles, docking points and terminal, explaining how the scheme works and where it will be located. It will also promote and encourage sign up to cycle training and promote cycle safety tips. The stand will be staffed by three people who will interact with members of the public to answer their questions and help to explain the scheme.