Cyclists from Southwark and beyond were undeterred by the pouring rain and converged on Shakespeare's Globe on Wednesday morning for the annual Bike Week breakfast gathering.
Southwark and Lambeth's London Assembly member Val Shawcross arrived at the Globe riding a GLA pool bike
• As part of Bike Week, Southwark Tourist Information Centre is offering a free bike ride on Sunday 19 June. The two-hour tour is open to anyone who can ride a bike. Local poet and
guide John Constable will lead the ride, which will take in a medieval graveyard as well as local
attractions associated with famous local residents, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens and Chaplin. You don't even need to own a bike in order to take part, as The London Bicycle Tour Company at Gabriel's Wharf is offering a special hire rate of just £5 for participants. For more details on bike hire contact Robert at the London Bicycle Tour Company on 020 7928 6838;
firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com Participants may turn up at 3pm on the day with a bike, but to ensure a place it is advisable to book in advance. For more information or to reserve a place contact Eleanor Marriott on 020 7403 7340 or firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=I read about the cycle ride on the London SE1 website">email@example.com The ride will be supervised by professional cyclists but participants take part at their own risk.