Enough puns….now a little word from our Bikeminded colleagues:

Bikeminded, the cycling campaign run by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, is delighted to invite you to the Market Cycle Ride as part of Portobello and Golborne Market 150th anniversary.

Join us in this guided tour through the markets in Kensington and Chelsea.

Starting in the south of the borough, at the Duke of York Square Fine Food Market, you’ll be led on a leisurely six-mile sensory journey taking in the sights, smells, tastes (and history) of Kensington and Chelsea’s markets.

The route, which will use mainly quiet residential streets, will then wind its way to South Kensington Farmers’ Market, on Bute Street, past Kensington Palace and on to the lesser-known Notting Hill Gate Market.

Rectangle-150-logoAfter this you’ll pedal to the famous Portobello and Golborne Market, arriving at about 1pm. Here you’ll get to enjoy a nice little surprise thanks to local traders and Bikeminded, have time to hunt and haggle for that vintage bargain, find a tasty bite to eat and ready yourself for the return ride.

The rides take place on Saturdays 26 September and 17 October

Dr Bike – from 10:30am to 11:00

Ride starts at 11am – Duke of York Square, SW3

Ride finishes at about 1.30pm – Portobello and Golborne Markets

Length of the ride – about 6 miles

Age -14 year olds +

Young people under 16 should be accompanied by an adult

Group size: up to 35 participants

Tickets cost £5 and should be purchased in advance

To get tickets for 26 September click here


To get tickets for 17 October click here


The ride will be marshalled.  An ability to ride a bike is all that is required.

If you need to brush up your cycling skills, you can take part in a free cycle training session. For more info please check here.


For more information email cycling@rbkc.gov.uk