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The Park Big Bike Day - including family cycling event at the Park 31st July 11am to 3pm

Park celebrates start of Charity Cycle ride with Cycling promotion event.

The Park is working with Bristol-based Cycling charity Life Cycle to stage a cycling event on Wednesday 31st July, 11.00am to 3.00pm.

The event will combine Life Cycle's 'Family Cycling' event with activities put on by The Park itself to culminate in the 'Big Send Off' for Steve and John who are going on a sponsored bike ride from Lands End to John O'Groats.

Events on the day will include

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Inclusive Cycling groups enjoy "Evening Chorus" ride

Life Cycle's Inclusive cycling groups recently enjoyed a fantastic bike ride along the Avon Gorge to enjoy the "Evening Chorus" bird song.

Guided by local bird and wildlife expert Ed Drewitt, a group of over 25 cyclists ventured out into the evening sunshine on a mixture of tandems and solo bikes while Ed pointed out the numerous bird calls to be heard through the woods and river, from robins, blackbirds, wrens and blackcaps to blue tits and long tailed tits. Coming out of the forest along the river the group was greeted to a chorus of redhsanks.

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Women only Bike Maintenance course

Due to popular demand Life Cycle will be running a women only course on 24th August from 10am - 3pm at Jakes Bikes.

Lead-by Tabitha, this course will get you started with bike maintenance and ensure you have the basic skills needed to keep your bike running smoothly.   Details of what is covered can be seen on  'Know your Bike'

This course is ideal for those new to bike mechanics or who want to brush up on basic skills.

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Family cycling goes back to Avonmouth

Life Cycle will be returning to Avonmouth Community Centre, 257 Avonmouth Rd, BS11 9EN for its Family Cycling event to be held on Saturday 12th July 2014 between 11am and 3pm.

The Life Cycle team will be on hand to help you and your family get set-up to cycle.   We will be running: 

  • Kids bike swap
  • Low cost bike sale
  • Dr Bike
  • Bike rodeo and we will be at the Avonmouth  on the day.

Look forward to seeing you!

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Green Gathering Cycle Ride - Thursday 31st July

Want to travel to the UK’s most sustainable festival by the most environmentally friendly means possible? Want to get a discounted ticket to this years event? Want to win an already pitched tent to save the hassle of setting up when you arrive?
 
If so, why not cycle to The Green Gathering this year…?

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Next Family Cycling event: 22nd June Redcatch Park Fun Day

Life Cycle will be running a Family Cycling event at the Redcatch Park Fun Day on Sunday 22nd June.

We will be there from around 11am.

As ever, the 'Family Cycling Event' consists of

  • Kids bike swap
  • Low cost bike purchase
  • Dr Bike
  • Bike Rodeo

 

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Bike Back Derby supplies refurbished bikes to local school

John Hughes of Bike Back Derby supplies refurbished bikes to Ashcroftt Primary School

Life Cycle's bicycle recycling project in Derby has received a glowing write up in the Derby Telegraph after supplying five refurbished children's bikes to a local school.

Wendy Jones, Headteacher at Ashcroft Primary School, said:

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Family Cycling event - Upper Horfield

Life Cycle will be running a Family Cycling event at the 'Celebrate Horfield Festival' this Saturday 7th June. 

The event runs from 11am to 4pm As ever, the 'Family Cycling Event' consists of

  • Kids bike swap

  • Low cost bike purchase

  • Dr Bike

  • Bike Rodeo

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Explore the “Get Growing Trail” by bike!

Explore the “Get Growing Trail” by bike!

Local cycling charity Life Cycle UK is holding a series of led rides around this year’s “Get Growing Garden Trail” over the weekend of 7th and 8th June. These led rides are funded thanks to an Active Neighbourhood Transport Grant from Bristol City Council and Travel West.

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Wanted: unwanted bikes!

Life Cycle wants your unwanted bikes!

Local cycling charity Life Cycle wants people to give them their unwanted bikes. They will be attending markets on Whiteladies Road and in Westbury on Trym. in May – and are asking people to bring any old or unwanted bike to donate to them.

Charlie Bolton, Life Cycle’s family cycling project co-ordinator said

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