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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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Life Cycle UK announces General Election “Cycling and Active Transport Hustings”

Life Cycle UK will host a General Election Cycle Hustings in Bristol

Life Cycle UK has announced a “Cycle and Active Travel Hustings” between Bristol’s parliamentary candidates to assess their positions on cycling and sustainable transport in Bristol, to be held on Tuesday 21st April – attendance is free.

Candidates from all major parties have confirmed their attendance, including: Thangam Debbonnaire (Labour candidate, Bristol West); Darren Hall (Green candidate, Bristol West); Claire Hiscott (Conservative candidate, Bristol West), Mark Wright (Liberal Democrat candidate, Bristol South) and an as yet unspecified candidate from UKIP.

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Get the Family Cycling! St Paul's Adventure Playground, Saturday 18th April

Bike Rodeo at St Paul's Adventure Playground

Yes, it is time for one of Life Cycles ever-popular 'Family Cycling' events, this time at St Paul's Adventure Playground, Thomas St, St Pauls BS2 9LL.

We will be at the playground on Saturday 18th April from midday to 4pm, with a free, open-access event offering a range of practical help to get you and your family cycling.

Specifically, we will be offering:

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Refurbished Bike Sale: Thursday 16th April

Life Cycle UK refurbished bike sale

We'll be by the fountains opposite the Hippodrome on Thursday April 16th - come along and check out our range of great-value, quality refurbished bikes!

Our friendly mechanics will be on hand from 11.00am - 2pm to offer advice and test rides, so you can ride away on your new bike.  Prices start from just £80 and all our expertly-checked bikes come with a 30 day guarantee.

Find out more here.

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Get Your New Year Resolution Off to a Cycling Start

Whatever your plans for 2015 - to get fit, lose weight, be kinder to the environment or save money if it involves cycling we can help! Book your FREE adult cycle training today and help fullfil your resolutions. www.lifecycleuk.org.uk/adult-lessons

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Ride-in the New Year with Life Cycle's Wassailing ride!

Life Cycle's inclusive cycling groups, Bike Minded and the Over 55s will be holding a ride to Horfield Community Orchard's Wassail event on Saturday 17th January.

The ride, put on in conjunction with Bristol Food Network's 'Get Growing' project, will take in a quiet route of cycle paths and road to join the orchard's annual celebration; toasting the orchard for a fruitful new harvest, enjoying the Pigsty Morris Dancers and homemade cakes and refreshments.

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Happy Holidays from all at Life Cycle UK!

The Life Cycle UK office will shut for the holidays on Wednesday 24th December and re-open on Monday 5th January.

Very best wishes to all our riders, volunteers, customers and friends for a happy Christmas and New Year!

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Bike Sale & Art Show on the North Bristol Arts Trail

Life Cycle UK is holding a cycle-themed exhibition as part of the North Bristol Arts Trail

Roll up, roll up! Life Cycle is opening up its workspace in the non-secure area of Horfield Prison as part of the North Bristol Arts Trail on 29th & 30th November for a refurbished bike sale and bike art extravaganza!

From 10am - 5pm on Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sunday, we will be showcasing bicycle and cycling themed artwork from local artists, photographers and craftsmen; everything from illustrations, photography and artwork, to tatoo'd bikes, laser-etched bike parts, to upcycled products made from spent parts. So come and join us for a celebration of all things cycling!

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Life Cycle's Inclusive Cycling Volunteers Shortlisted for Bristol Green Awards

Life Cycle's Inclusive Cycling volunteers have been shortlisted for one of this year's Bristol Green Volunteers Awards in the category of Sustainable Transport.

The awards celebrate the amazing contribution of volunteers to Bristol's status as a European Green Capital, supporting Bristol's green spaces, sustainability and/or wildlife.

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Sophie borrows a bike seat (and reports back)

Sophie borrows a bike seat (and reports back)

I met Travel West on my first day back at work after maternity leave. I was wondering how to get to and from work via nursery with my 13 month old - walk (too long), bus (too long/unreliable), car (parking/traffic jams) or bike (kit, rain, balance). The Travel West advisors suggested I speak to Lifecycle about borrowing a child seat or a trailer... and a partnership was born.

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