upcoming events

For children nine years and upwards, introducing them to cycling on quiet roads.
Starting from Greenstead Library at 10:30  and ending at 12:30pm
45 minute sessions for adults and children struggling to ride or who have never learnt to cycle.
Cycle Colchester will be at Firstsite between 12noon and 4pm promoting cycling as part of Black...

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July 2016 news


This month we talk to new Mayor Cllr Julie Young about the important part cycling has played at different stages of her life.

Cycle Colchester will be at Family fun day for cancer research in Castle Park on Sunday this weekend.

Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen is offering 'Wednesday is for Women' drop in sessions throughout July.

Bikeability sessions are available again this summer holiday to help you cycle more confidently whether that is learning to ride, beginning to cycle on quiet roads or fixing your bike.

Coming up next month, Sky Ride Ipswich, Culver Square's sustainability event and Myland community fete. Plus could you support St Helena’s Hospice’s charity bike ride in October by helping marshal the routes?

On the events side Cycle Colchester has already been at Wivenhoe Fete on the Field alongside the Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen this month. Coming up on Sunday 10 July  is the Family fun day for cancer research in Castle Park. We won’t have Dr Bike with us but we will have our fun decorating and printing flags activity and lots of useful information about cycling for parents. More info in Upcoming Events.

Every week in JULY  7.30pm to 9pm, Wednesdays are for Women at Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen!  Drop in session with Jo at the Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen - find out how to keep your bike running smoothly, basic repairs and adjustments. Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen is actively seeking women volunteers so it's a chance to find out more about what's involved. Find out more from the Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen facebook page

In partnership with Safer Essex Roads partnership and Colchester Travel Plan Club, we have organised more Bikeablity sessions in the summer holidays. Learn to Ride, Fix, level 1 and combined levels 1 & 2 Bikeablity are all on offer. If the dates clash with other plans in the summer hols let us know your availability and if we have sufficient demand we will organise further sessions. Find our more on the Colchester Travel Plan Club website.

Coming up:

Culver Square is holding a sustainability event on the 12 August, Cycle Colchester and Colchester Bike Kitchen will be there promoting cycling.

The family friendly Sky Ride Ipswich takes place on the 14 August, offering a traffic free ride suitable for all ages and abilities and a free bike check. Find out more on the Sky Ride website.

Myland community fete on the 29 August - Cycle Colchester and Best Foot Forward will be at the fete promoting active travel. Our plans are still in development but put the date in your diary if you are around, as if all our plans go ahead it will be an exciting day and that is on top of all the fun things already on offer by the community fete! More in next month's newsletter.

St Helena Hospice’s charity cycle ride takes place on Sunday 2 October. Cycle Colchester is planning to support the ride with a Cycle Village at the start point. However the Hospice needs help with marshalling the actual routes.  

Wendy Marcon Events and Challenges manager says, ‘To keep our cyclists safe on the roads we will require many volunteers to help marshal the routes. If you, your family and friends are not into cycling but would like to be involved and help support the Hospice, any help is very much appreciated. If you can help on any of the routes, please contact the events team on 01206 931468 or email events@sthelenahospice.org.uk. We’d be delighted to hear from you!’

 

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Read Wolf's insirational story about how cycling has transformed his mobility. Find out about the e-bikes he has built, his campaigning for better cycle links particularly between towns and his lobbying for ebikes to be recognised as a mobility aid. 'Getting the bus is causing me big problems, but cycling is good. Going to work by bus I’m sitting down for an hour and a half and I’d have to take painkillers before going to work, but not when I’m cycling.'

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