Teen bike riders from across south London are expected to join a BikeStormz protest against knife crime in Bermondsey this afternoon, as residents praised the youngsters for taking a stand.
Motorists should expect delays in the Jamaica Road area this afternoon due to the planned route of the protest.
Riders met at Tooley Street at 12.30pm before embarking on the route across central London.
Community groups, charities and the police and other agencies will also be on hand throughout the day.
Our team are out today assisting with #Bikestormz #TooleyStreet. The ride-out starts at approx. 1.30pm. We will be out till late engaging with young people, businesses and the wider community / working in partnership with @lb_southwark @MPSSouthwark @MPSRTPC #knivesdownbikesup ?
— SouthwarkYA's (@SouthwarkYAs) August 31, 2019
Please please PLEASE do MAC proud today & stick to the boundaries, be safe, have fun & stay together ??
Big up MAC for not giving up ?? Lisa pic.twitter.com/Ky8Zrcroj2
— Manor Estate TRA (@ManorEstateTRA) August 31, 2019
So much love & respect for you guys @Bikestormz_ Hope today is awesome and the organisers plea for sensibility is listened to. You ride for yourselves, you ride for your friends and peers. You ride for London!! #Bikestormz #bikesupknivesdown #KnifeFree #LondonSureDoesNeedYouAlive pic.twitter.com/UmTIvqyBnV
— LONDON YOUTH SAFETY (@OneBigCommunity) August 31, 2019