Ride: Oakham Treasures Café

A 23 mile (approx.) gentle paced New Year Ride on Saturday January 4th from Coffee#1 Welsh Back, BS1 4AN, at the corner of Queen Square and Welsh Back. Other rides and events are on the Diary page on the website We will be meeting at 10-15am for a 10-30am departure. The route will head out along the Festival Way and through the Tyntesfield estate with a morning drinks stop near Portbury at Oakham Treasures café. http://www.oakhamtreasures.co.uk/about/ We are just visiting the café on this occasion but you can see a fair bit of the eclectic mix of old…

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Climate Strike Critical Mass ride – Fri 20th Sept 6pm

Whenever you or anyone else gets on a bike, you become part of the solution. Even if we’re just nipping to the shops or getting to work quickly. Sometimes it’s great to join with others as part of the change. That’s why Bristol Cycling Campaign has thousands of supporters, and why we support the monthly Critical Mass rides. This month the ride is a week early, on Friday 20th Sept, in order to support and be part of the youth lead Climate Strike day.  Some will be joining the #GeneralStrikeForClimate on College Green from…

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Ride with us: Green Spaces of East Bristol

When: Sunday 11th August. Meet at 10-30am for a 10-45am start Where: Start from Coffee#1 at 51 Welsh Back, BS1 4AN Distance: 18 miles Drinks or early lunch stop: Mario’s Café, central Stockwood The route heads out along the banks of the Floating Harbour to pick up the River Avon Trail. We take a very leisurely pace through the grassy Netham Park before enjoying city views from the open space of Avonview Cemetery. Following the Wesley Way we meander through Magpie Bottom and finally emerge from this wooded part of Hanham to drop down to the banks of the Avon. We cross the…

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Let’s Ride Bristol 16 June 2019

We hope you enjoyed Let’s Ride, despite the occasional downpour. It was great to meet the visitors to our stall – thanks again to those who have joined. We didn’t have a card reader at the event but you can still become a member by visiting bristolcycling.org.uk/about-us/join. We’d also like to thank all those involved in getting us ready for the event and those who responded to our call for volunteers on the day. We couldn’t have done it without you! We thought you might be interested to know that the…

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Please spare an hour on our stand at Let’s Ride Sun 16th. June

On Sunday 16th. June, Bristol council are staging their “Let’s Ride” city-centre one-day cycling festival, whereby several city-centre roads around Millennium Square are opened exclusively to cyclists and pedestrians. The council have contracted the running of the event to British Cycling, who are sponsored by HSBC. This event used to be called “Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride”. If you have never attended it is exhilarating to see children and parents, novices and commuters enjoying cycling in such a large (7,000 attendees) event, relaxing free from intimidation from (a small but significant minority of) motorists. Very many of…

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War memorials ride notes

For those of you who enjoyed our recent Remembrance Day ride, and for anyone who would like to do this ride for themselves, please find a copy of the original notes from 2012 here: Memorial Ride 11Nov12…

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Not long till Cycle Sunday!

Bristol’s family-friendly Cycle Sunday event, which we are supporting, is back on Sunday 16 September, 10am to 2pm. Now in its fourth year, Cycle Sunday attracts up to three thousand participants. Its success has demonstrated the huge amount of interest in the Downs as location for bike riding especially for children, who need plenty of space and a lack of hills to develop cycling skills and stamina. This year the route has been extended to include Ladies Mile, which along with Circular Road will be closed to cars so that people…

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Picnics, churches and open spaces

Bristol Cycling’s programme of rides this September has been designed to raise the spirits and keep us peddling into the crisp days of Autumn. And of course we’re joining the Carnivelo ride through Ashton Court to join the Cycle Sunday event on the Downs Please check out our What’s on page for more details and any last minute changes and feel free to print out a poster to display in your favourite community noticeboard: Bristol Cycling September A4 poster 2018 Sat 8 Sept: Ride & Stride sponsored Ride for Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust Medium – About 30 miles…

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Cycle Sunday 2018 – 16 September

Cycle Sunday is a community led cycling event held on the Clifton Downs. It was started by a group of parents as a way of demonstrating to the Downs Committee the huge interest in opportunities for car-free cycling around the Downs. The events are very popular, with between two and three thousand people attending. The organisers basically close roads on the Downs (this year it will be a longer route including both Circular Road and Ladies Mile) so that people of all ages and abilities can have a relaxing and car-free ride together. This year’s event is on September 16th from…

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