BikeStormz 8 will take place on 1st June in central London, bringing together young people from different boroughs and cities across the UK to ride in unity in the face of knife crime.
Launched in 2015, BikeStormz has grown to become the biggest underground youth movement in the UK, attracting over 4,000 young people and adults and using bicycles as a common ground.
The organisation’s mission is to create a sport that will engage and encourage young people to become skilled, professional experts doing something they love, in the hope that this will reduce the number of them involved in knife crime.
The event is free to enter, with the organisers inviting young people from across the country to, “stand together against knife crime in loving memory of friends ans family members who have lost their lives to this rising epidemic.”
For the past four years BikeStormz has been the largest major ride out aimed at young riders between the ages of nine and 25, although not exclusively as older riders have participated.
BikeStormz was founded by social entrepreneur Mac Ferrari Guy, who has invested his life working with young people in varying capacities from youth work to community mentoring. Having a passion for pedal bikes, Guy wanted to see how many young people he could inspire to ride alongside each other in unity and harmony.
Since its inception, BikeStormz has expanded its reach to other major cities throughout the UK with ride outs also being held in Birmingham and Liverpool. Plans are also in place to expand the reach of BikeStormz to Manchester and Brighton.
Countries throughout Europe, including Germany, Italy and France, and further afield such as the US and Australia, have also expressed an interest in hosting a BikeStormz ride out.
By 2020 the organisation is expecting in excess of 10,000 riders in London alone, as well as thousands more throughout the UK and beyond.
WHERE? Tower Bridge
WHEN? Saturday 1st June 2019
WHAT TIME? 12pm (Midday)
HOW MUCH? FREE