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CycleBradford has grown out of the work of bSPOKE, the Bradford Cycling Forum. Our ambition is for CycleBradford to become an instantly recognisable, all inclusive and easy to use umbrella resource with this website serving as the best source for news, guidance and discussion relating to all aspects of Cycling in Bradford.
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On 22 May 2013, Darron Speck will be doing a charity cycle ride from North Cape in Norway to Malta. This is the most northerly point in Europe to the most southerly country in Europe.
He will be cycling on his own, unsupported, carrying everything he need and wild camping along the way. It will be approximately 5000 miles.
It’s the equivalent of cycling from Land’s End to John O Grout’s over five and a half times without having a day off.
Starting in Norway, he will cycle through Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, over the Alps to Italy. All the way down Italy, across Sicily and then to Malta. He is hoping to do the journey in approx. three months.
He will be doing this for a charity called Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. Since being established in the UK in 1986, we have granted more than 8,500 wishes.
There are 20,000 children and young people living in the UK with a life-threatening condition. And we want to grant a wish to every one of them.
You can follow his progress on my website (www.1man1bike.com), Facebook and Twitter if you interested, ask for details.
You can make a donation online via: https://www.justgiving.com/darronspeckcycleride
Please give generously
The go:cycling team will be having a presence along with Ilkley Cycling Club at the Ilkley Carnival this coming bank holiday Monday the 6th of May.
The Carnival will be located here… http://tinyurl.com/c5y842v
We will have a presence there from around 10am. The Parade will arrive at the site around 12.15pm around about which time the Carnival will get busier (so I’m told). The day will start to come to an end around 3pm.
For further details of the day check out http://www.ilkleycarnival.org/
The promo material has been produced for Cycle Fest 2013. The event will be held in Roberts Park on the afternoon of the 25th of May. There will be activities in the park, this year to include a BBQ and pedal powered cinema at the Half Moon Cafe as well as a number of led rides with the park as the base.
See poster below for details…
Bradford and Leeds have teamed up to submit a huge bid for cycling infrastructure. Most of it is in Leeds but we get some great benefits too…
Check it out!
Plans of route attached below…
Its worth noting that The Canal and Rivers Trust, Craven Council and the Yorkshire Dales National Park have submitted a bid to improve the Canal towpath in the Skipton area. Bradford is working with these partners to bring improvements to the towpath further into the Bradford area although this work remains as longer term ambition for now.
Next Wednesday (10th April) there will be a Bike Breakfast at the University of Bradford. That’s a free breakfast for everyone who cycles in to uni! This event is open to staff and students at the College and University, and to members of the community!
Just come along (with bike) to the paved area outside the Richmond Building anytime from 8am-12am to collect your breakfast voucher worth £5 which can be redeemed in University catering establishments.
We will also have a HGV lorry on site to highlight the blind spots and give some safer cycling tips.
Would all parties interested in attending the breakfast please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on the 10th, from 12-2, there will be a Dr Bike Session run by Cycle-re-Cycle, so you can get a free safety check of your bike.
We are sorry to announce that due to the bad weather the easter family ride that had been organised for this Sunday has been cancelled. We were due to meet at 13:30 in City Park this is no longer the case.
Sorry to all those who were looking forward to it. We will perhaps look to do something later on in the year if the winter ever comes to an end!
Update: Now running every Thursday in Wibsey Park (1pm – 2:30pm) and Roberts Park (9:30am – 11am)
The sessions are FREE and you can contact us directly, come along with your community organisation or be referred by your health professional.
The cycle4health scheme is a cycling programme targeting adults who are at risk of or are affected by conditions such as heart disease and diabetes and would like to take part in cycling to increase their fitness and improve their health.
There are now a series of cycle sessions in Roberts Park,Saltaire and Wibsey Park which provide opportunity for less experienced cyclists to build their confidence and competence as well as new friendships in a relaxed and fun environment.
Contact Cycle4Health for more info or download a leaflet:
07717 663 697
Download: Cycle4Health Leaflet (PDF)