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Anyone pedalling to work through east London on Friday August 16 can stop off in Victoria Park and be rewarded for their efforts and eco-friendly transport choice. Cycling charity Sustrans is combining forces with virtuous-food purveyor Rude Health to offer a free breakfast to all comers. Once you’ve refuelled, if you’ve got time to hang around, or you’ve got the kids in tow, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to get involved in. They include BMX displays from world-record holder Matti Hemmings, live music, face-painting, a pedal-powered cinema and Rollapaluza roller racing (think fun, ultra-competitive spinning). Mechanics will be on hand to offer free bike-safety checks and you’ll be able to get your bicycle security marked. Early birds can choose to meet at Wanstead tube station at 8am and join a five-mile ride to the park. The event is part of a series of free community festivals and family bike rides organised all over the country by Sustrans this summer.

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