Flashmob gives Brighton cyclists the hero treatment

Posted On 31 Mar 2015 at 9:47 pm

Cyclists riding on their way to work via The Level were given the star treatment by a flashmob this week.

Cycling flashmobA group of cheerleaders, calling themselves Cyclists are Heroes, dressed up in wigs and feather boas with a sign reading “Allez, allez”, and shouted encouragement to passing cyclists.

Inspired by a similar event organised by Cyclists are Heroes in Islington last month, which gave two-wheeled commuters the Tour de France treatment.

Organiser Alison Lewis said: “Cycling commuters need celebrating more, don’t you think?

“On Monday morning, we staged a cycling flash mob in Brighton and Hove, giving the cycling commuters the kind of reception only Tour de France riders usually get.

“We certainly put a few smiles on faces.”

  1. Gerald Wiley Reply

    Good to see support from all the local cycling organisations for cyclists. It’s a shame that more people don’t cycle considering the large amount that has been invested by the council over the past 4 years and the relative low increase.

    But I think calling it a ‘flash mob’ is being a bit of an over kill – 6 adults and 1 child!

    I loved the video – especially the bits where they cut out the cyclists going through the red lights, and I must admit I’d have found this group embarrassingly intimidating and would have avoided the area.

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