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The Enfield Cycling Campaign is hoping that by organising a "Cycle Cash Mob" to coincide with the Palmers Green Festival of Shopping they will be able to soothe the concerns of shopkeepers in Green Lanes about the effects of the planned "Mini-Holland" cycle improvements on their businesses.

The Shopping Carnival will be held on Saturday 5th July and the Cycling Campaign is asking its members - and anyone else who would like to see safer conditions for cyclists in Palmers Green - to assemble in Winchmore Hill and then ride along Green Lanes to Palmers Green, where they will then spend money in local shops and join in the Carnival festivities.

The organisers point out that research has shown that cyclists and pedestrians spend as much, if not more, in local shops than motorists.

Would you welcome safer cycling in Palmers Green?

Come to the Palmers Green Shopping Carnival on your bike!

- 12 noon on Saturday 5 July -


Enfield Cycling Campaign are organising a short cycle ride along Green Lanes in Palmers Green during the Shopping Carnival on Saturday 5 July. We will meet at 12 noon on the junction of Green Lanes and Compton Road in Winchmore Hill.

The idea of the ride is to:

  • Celebrate Enfield’s success in winning the Mini Holland bid to create safe space for cycling
  • Show our support for cycle lanes on Palmers Green high street
  • Encourage shopkeepers on Green Lanes that they will not lose business to cycle lanes – people can also shop by bike!

Research in the UK and abroad shows that cycling facilities boost business in the long run. We aim to reassure our local traders on Saturday 5 July by doing a bit of shopping by bike: a cycle ‘cash mob’!

Please come if you support safer cycling for you and your children. Cycling should be for everyone. Come even if you don’t normally cycle – and bring your friends and your children and your friend’s children and your children’s friends and your granny and your mother-in-law. Oh, and your bike!

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