Your guide to Bike Week 2010

Bike Week is kicking off faster than an English football hooligan in South Africa. Its aim is to get half a million people on bikes. It will do this using its arsenal of free breakfasts, organised bike rides, free bike repair sessions and plenty of patting people on the back for being a cyclist.

If you are an existing cyclist make sure you go along for your pat on the back, free breakfast and bike repair. More importantly if you are thinking of becoming a cyclist then this is a good time to get into it with the help of others.

The number of events can only be described as humongous. Here’s a roundup of some of the Bike Week events I think you guys will find interesting.

Bike Week according to Camden Cycling Campaign

Bike Week according to Lambeth

  • Dr Bike will be on hand on Tuesday 22nd from 5.30 to 7.30pm. This is on Streatham Common South Side, SW16 3BT
  • On Wednesday 23rd from 9pm onwards they will be projecting the movie Belleville Rendezvous. This will be opposite the Town Hall in Windrush Square, Brixton.
  • On Friday 25th there is an open air film night. Showing short films as well as the main film of the night which is “Breaking away”. Definitely worth a visit if you are near Belvedere Road. Find out more.
  • On Saturday 27th at 10am there is a half marathon ride around the boundary of the borough. Find out more here.

Bike Week according to Red Cross

  • Big Red Ride – Choose between an 80 mile or 45 mile ride through beautiful countryside ending up on the Eastbourne Coast. On the 25th of June.  There is a registration fee as well as a minimum amount to raise.

Bike Week according to British Waterways

  • Monday 21st – live music by the River Rat Pack outside the Palm Tree Pub in Mile End Park
  • Tuesday 22nd – tour of locks and lock keepers cottages
  • Bike safety check in Camden near Hawley Lock
  • Saturday 26th – art gallery bike tour near Islington ending at Broadway Market

And the rest..

For information on the rest of the events checkout the Bike Week website.

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5 Responses to Your guide to Bike Week 2010

  1. Adam Edwards 22/06/2010 at 4:09 pm #

    We ran an event in Hatfield Herts and as last year, attendance was thinner than we’d hoped.

    So how about a blog survey on the best ways to get people to come to your family bike events? We don’t try to compete with CTC or the local Welwyn Wheelers cycle racers, so our target market is perhaps harder than most to reach.

    We have a web site and use email for those on our reading lists.

    Advice and suggestions welcomed.

    Adam

  2. Phil 24/06/2010 at 1:05 pm #

    Here in Bath there has been zero Bike Week activity; I would not have been aware of such a thing if I didn’t read bike blogs. Then again, we have a Conservative council who are only interested in maintaining the status quo for themselves and whoever has money.

  3. Mr Jones 25/06/2010 at 12:30 pm #

    No mention of Tower Hamlets Wheelers’ Glamour Ride, the best ride in London during bike week – in my opinion.

    http://www.towerhamletswheelers.org.uk/glamour-ride/

  4. Pingus 30/06/2010 at 3:02 pm #

    “Bike Week is kicking off faster than an English football hooligan in South Africa.”

    Very very poor Andreas. You’re a better writer than that

  5. Bike_Amateur 09/07/2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Cool, I’d like to join this Bike week, but have a competition in another country

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