Get set for National Bike Week
National Bike Week begins in two days with a wealth of exciting events going on across the UK. Bike Week is Britain’s biggest mass participation cycling event and takes place between June 15 to 23. There are events for all, from families, schools and companies, to experienced cyclists. In 2012 almost half a million people took part in Bike Week
. Here we bring you a pick of some of the best – and strangest events.
Discovery Junior Cycling Club
A club ride (open to non-members) on 15th June from 10am to noon starting from Caird Park Velodrome in Dundee.
findyoulost to Glastonbury festival
June 23 to 25
findyoulost is a social enterprise offering cycling opportunities and workshops to young adults at risk of offending behaviour. This ride is an inclusive event to prepare for a summer of inspiring rides with the aim of having a lot of fun in Glastonbury when we get there.
Further info at email@example.com
or on 07950401786
Bournemouth Seafront Information Office
Go along to this event to find out more about routes, safety and cycle awareness. There will be bike hire, free safety checks of your own bike and a free cycle bells give away.
More info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Father's Day Bike Ride
Coate Water café, Swindon
Drag dad out of bed for a Sunday bike ride in the south-east area of Swindon. The two-hour leisurely route follows mainly cycle paths, starting from Coate Water.
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Life Cycle Bike Recycling Day
Life Cycle UK Workshop The RID Store, Horfield Prison, Bristol
Do you have an unused, unwanted or unloved bicycle you don't need? If so, take it along to the Bicycle Donation Day at Horfield Prison. Life Cycle works with prisoners to teach them the skills to refurbish old bikes. Once refurbished and checked over by a qualified mechanic, they are sold at affordable prices with the aim of helping people on low incomes to start cycling.
See Life Cycle UK
World Naked Bike Ride Canterbury
June 15, 2-6pm
Victoria Memorial Recreation Ground, Rheims Way, Canterbury.
The world naked bike ride is an annual event that draws attention to the absurdity of oil dependency and celebrates the potential of cycling and the human body. WNBR is an international movement, with rides taking place in more than 40 locations in the UK and around the world. Riding naked emphasises the vulnerability of cyclists on the road, at the same time as celebrating humanity in the face of mechanisation. If it seems a little crazy, think about the total madness of car culture and its inevitable results.
See Canterbury wnbr
Spokes AGM: Bike Ride and Picnic
Town Hall, Market Place, Newbury
A family bike ride from Newbury to Snelsmore Common, with a picnic/BBQ upon arrival. Bring your own food / drink.
Gainsborough Aegir Pedalling Picnic
June 16, 2-4pm
Bring your picnics to Richmond Park in Gainsborough for a fun cycling event.
When is it? Start Date - 16th June 2013 / Finish Date - 16th June 2013
Start Time : 2:00PM / End Time(approx): 4:00PM
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June 17 to 21
Ferney Lee, Scout Rd, Castle Hill, St Chads and Barkisland Calderdale schools
Calderdale CMBC Bikeabilty team are running Pedal Free - bikes without pedals cycle sessions for schools during Bike Week. The course aims to build confidence, spatial awareness and balance skills, enabling children to cycle without stabilisers and learn new skills on an obstacle course, ramps and limbo skills route.
More info email@example.com
June 18, 8.30am
Balgownie West Car Park, Culross, Fife
Pupils, families and staff will meet at the car park for a bike ride to school along cycle path and then enjoy a tasty breakfast before the start of the school day.
Cycle Speedway taster sessions for children
June 15, 10am to 4pm
Redbraes Park, Redbraes Avenue, Edinburgh
Children will be given expert coaching on how to ride Cycle Speedway bikes safely around the Redbraes Park cycle speedway track before having the opportunity to take part in some practice training races. There will also be demonstrations by riders from the Edinburgh Falcons Cycle Speedway Team and youth teams from Edinburgh schools. Bikes and helmets will be provided but long trousers (not too baggy), a long sleeved top and gloves are strongly recommended for riding on the blaze track.
More info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
June 15 to 23
The first event of its kind and taking place al the way through Bike Week, you’ll discover lots of exciting events
including short cycling films on a big screen in Festival Square, photography exhibitions, the Edinburgh Lochs and Castles Tour evening ride.
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