Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen, in addition to offering Mechanic Mondays from 7pm to 9, is now open on Saturdays from 2pm to 4. These sessions are for anyone to drop in, use their tools and pick their brains – most things can be easily sorted.
VOLUNTEERS (especially women*) NEEDED! Helpful if you:
Have an interest in cycling/sustainable transport.
Want to use or develop your cycle maintenance skills – any level of knowledge welcome.
Can give a few hours a month, or more.
Like drinking tea (builders, earl grey, red bush, green, you name it).
Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen can offer:
Friendly and supportive small team.
The chance to tinker/get help with your own bike.
Lots of tea (builders, earl grey, red bush, green, you name it).
* Jo and Natalia are feeling a bit outnumbered
Get in touch via bicyclewiv[at]gmail.com 07926 463568
Cycle Safety sessions available FREE to all Essex schools.
Sustrans, thanks to ECC funding ; has been supporting schools across the county in their endeavor to encourage sustainable transport and road safety. With this in mind Sustrans has worked with many schools eager to reduce congestion around the local roads and introduce more active ways of travelling to school.
Furthermore, for years ECC has been providing Bikeability training (levels 1, 2… and 3) to pupils of primary and secondary schools.
To complement this work and the Bikeability training levels 1 – 3 that ECC provide to primary and secondary schools, Sustrans are now offering theory sessions on Cycle Safety (rules, regulations myth-busters and general advice on cycling).
The sessions of approx. 50 minutes are held in schools that send in a request. They are free of charge and only require a projector. They are ideal for year 6 pupils and include the whole class, not just those who register/attend the Bikeability level 1 & 2 training…allowing more pupils to be aware of the rules of cycling.
If your school is interested, please contact Aba Pifferi, Sustrans Schools Officer on email@example.com or call 0758 408 7182