It has been pretty cold recently for cycling, so local cycling events on the ground are pretty scarce, however there is still plenty of news on the cycling front!
With the move of the Colchester Bike Kitchen (CBK) to new premises at 15 Queen Street, this month we talk to Stuart Welham, one of CBK’s founding members, about what motivated him to get involved in setting up CBK.
Combine your love of bikes and art and visit the ‘24 Snapshots of Bikes’ International Photography Exhibition at the Octagon Gallery in Middleborough open until the 31 March.
Still considering new ideas for 2017, could you join Team Re-cycle and help send more bikes to Africa? There are lots of different opportunities to help.
We are still looking for children’s bikes for the Syrian refugee children that are living in Colchester. A variety of bikes for different aged children are needed, so if you have a spare child’s bike please contact us.
Looking forward to the Spring? Consider ‘Ride for Helen’ on the 7 May, a family fund raiser to raise money for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity starting from Hatfield Peverel.
Have you spotted the unusual and colourful new bike parking in Culver Square and Lion Walk?
For anyone with respiratory or heart related health issues, we remind you of the local free airTEXT service that gives alerts when local pollution levels are elevated.
If you have a great idea for encouraging people to be more physically active, there are small grants available from CBC to community groups, organisations and small businesses.
Cycle Colchester’s Pam Nelson is cycling London to Paris to raise funds for St Helena Hospice this September, could you sponsor her?
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