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Cycling is Good for

  • The global environment - If people used cycles rather than cars for shorter journeys (less than 5 miles), less "greenhouse" gas would be produced.
  • The local environment - Just imagine what a busy road, currently packed with cars, would be like if the people were riding cycles instead. So quiet, no fumes.
  • Society - Most people could use a cycle for personal transport. If cities were designed around pedal cycle transport, people wouldn't be excluded from normal social activities if they didn't have a car.
  • Yourself - Cycling is cheaper than driving and more flexible than using buses. It's also a great way to enjoy yourself and one of the most simple and effective ways of getting fit. Cycling, even at a gentle pace can help you to feel good and look great. Why waste time and money on boring gym exercise bikes?

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Solihull trials 'car-free streets' outside schools

Apparently the first schemes outside London. Press Release.

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Public Bicycle Hire Scheme for West Midlands

Birmingham Post article. We should see something on the street by the end of 2018. West Midlands Combined Authority report.

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Close Passing

Too many motorists have never experienced being closely passed by car when a riding a bicycle.


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Metro mayor makes record cycling investment commitment

Great News. The new West Midlands Combined Authority Delivery Plan for Transport contains a commitment to seek funding for cycling infrastructure equating to £10 per head across the WMCA area (the seven cities & boroughs stretching between Wolverhampton and Coventry).

Of course trying to get funding is some way from actually delivering schemes which generate more cycling. But it's a better start than we've ever seen in the region.



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Volunteer Mechanic Wanted

Coventry Visually Impaired and Sighted Tandem Association (VISTA) are looking for a volunteer bike mechanic to look after their tandems during the riding season. They ride every two weeks between April and September each year from the Resource Centre for the Blind in Earlsdon and their regular volunteer mechanic is stepping down after many years of helping us. The role is to go to the garage where they keep the bikes between rides, check them over and repair any faults listed in the "fault book" after each ride. If anyone is interested they should ring VISTA's club secretary for a chat about it ; Clive Rayner on 024 7646 4111

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Free maintenance courses

Basic checks to complete re-builds
Mondays 9 October, 23 October 2017 6pm-8pm
At Food Bank Warehouse, progress Way, Binley CV3 2NT
Please email to book a place or to find out more information

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Last update: 13 October 2017