Celebrating cycling events

 

There are lots of local events listed in the latest Celebrating Cycling newsletter:

Last Women on Wheels

The last Women on Wheels ride will take place on Sunday 6 March, and to make sure this final ride is one that everyone can enjoy, there will be two different routes to the same destination.

Both rides will depart from the Millennium Bridge at 11am, with an easy, relaxed ride along the river to Glasson Dock / Conder Green (suitable for beginners) and a faster on-road ride which will also head to Conder Green through Quernmore.

Any questions about route, speed etc please email celebratingcycling@lancaster.gov.uk

Both rides will finish at the Café d’Lune for tea and cakes, and then everybody   will ride back to Lancaster together.

Breakfast on the Bridge – Tuesday 8 March

Come along to the Millennium Bridge between 7am and 9am for hot drinks, breakfast and lots of giveaways from Lancaster City Council’s Celebrating Cycling team.

And what better day for it than Shrove Tuesday – there will even be pancakes for breakfast!

Dr Bike will also be in attendance offering FREE quick bike checks.

This event will mark the end of the Celebrating Cycling project and launch Lancashire Police’s Operation Chainguard project.

Operation Chainguard aims to reduce bicycle thefts in the district and increase the possibility of returning a stolen bike to its owner, through cyclists entering their bike’s details on a central database.

Lancaster City Council’s Celebrating Cycling started in 2005 with a view to encouraging more cycling in the district.

The project, which will end on 31st March, has made improvements to many local routes including the Lancaster and Morecambe Greenway, opened up Morecambe promenade to cyclists, improved links to local employers and schools, increased the number of shared use footpaths, and improved cycling links through Lancaster City Centre, as well as organising training, rides and many other events.

Cycling is now up by over 25% in the district, and over 3500 people have taken part in training, including 2,000 local children undertaking Bikeability – the modern-day cycling proficiency.

Rachel Scott, Cycling Project Coordinator said: “Celebrating Cycling has achieved a great deal for cycling in the Lancaster district, and it would be great to see as many local cyclists as possible on the bridge, to say thank you to all those who have supported the project”.

 

Cycle Maintenance Course

Brush up on your bike maintenance skills or learn something new.  Courses take place at Pedal Power HQ, Ridge Square, Lancaster.

NEW Saturday 26 March pm: Level 2

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Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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