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  1. from Kenneth Grahame to Agatha Christie
    A Family Friendly Tour around Kensington

  2. from Oscar Wilde to Bram Stoker
    A picturesque trip through classic old Chelsea

Welcome to the Bikeminded Blue Plaque Tour. Before you start your Tour, please make sure to read our Blue Plaque App guide to etiquette and cycling safely - click here - and please ensure you have read and understood our disclaimer

Once you have selected your tour, simply ride to the first blue plaque on the route. Once you are outside, the icon on the map will change colour and become active. Simply press it to download the audio file, it will start streaming and playing automatically.

If your smart phone is unable to determine your location, or if the interactive map is running slowly, you can use the static map

Enjoy your tour and be sure to visit our site to find out what other exciting cycling initiatives we are planning in Kensington and Chelsea - http://www.bikeminded.org

Keeping you and your group safe

We've put together a few top tips to help keep you and your group safe throughout your tour:

  1. Make sure that your smart phone is securely fitted to the handlebars of your bicycle or is stored in your pocket or backpack whilst cycling.
  2. When you reach a blue plaque, or if you just need to double check that you're going the right way, please find somewhere safe to stop by pulling into the side of the road away from the flow of traffic. It might be best to get off your bike and stand on the pavement while you listen to the audio clip.
  3. At traffic lights, stop at the red light and make sure you are well in front of large vehicles such as HGVs and are not waiting on the left. Try making eye contact so the driver knows you're there and if you can't get to the front safely, wait behind the vehicle.
  4. Please get off your bicycle and walk where the map indicates that you should do so.
  5. If you or any member of your group are lacking in confidence why not book a free, two hour, cycle training session before taking your tour?
  6. Make sure you read our disclaimer

This application is for personal use and participation only and we do not accept responsibility for any inconvenience, loss or damage caused as a result of any inaccurate information. Participants are responsible for their own safety. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult who will take full responsibility for the child/ren in their care. Participants must at all times on all routes obey the Highway Code. Please note that the routes were free of obstructions when developed but current conditions on the highway may have changed since they were developed, therefore, participants are responsible for finding alternative safe routes when necessary. Participants must view the blue plaques from the pavement and are not permitted to enter private grounds or resident's properties.

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  1. from Kenneth Grahame to Agatha Christie
    A Family Friendly Tour around Kensington

  2. from Oscar Wilde to Bram Stoker
    A picturesque trip through classic old Chelsea
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