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Cycle Sunday – this Sunday!

Our friends at Cycle Sunday have managed to get a large section of the Downs opened for bikes and families on Sunday (we helped with their application). We really want this to be a great success so that everyone can see this is the way forward for this icon Bristol leisure destination. Do make the effort to drop by, even if only passing through on your Sunday outing.  Here’s their latest update:

Dear all,

We can’t believe that Cycle Sunday is only a few days away now and wanted to send you all one last message before the big day.

There has been a brilliant response on Eventbrite with 1,300 people already signed up. Do sign up if you are planning on coming, as it’s a huge help for us and means we are able to email people with last minute info about the event:

We wanted to let you know that the two most senior members of the Downs Committee are arriving at 9.00am for a photo call and bike ride with a group of children. The fact that they want to be publically associated with the event is a real coup for us. It would be fantastic to have as many people as possible already there order to make them feel welcome.

The weather forecast is great for Sunday, so whichever cycle tribe you belong to, and whether you have little people in tow or not, do come up for a quick ride round the Downs. Come and support us in making a very positive statement about the status of cycling on the Downs and how it needs to change.

Just to let you know, there won’t be any coffee/tea for sale out by the Seawalls. So, if like us, you need caffeine to kick start your day, then pop to Café Retreat (by the water tower) en route or bring a flask!

Lastly, please do keep sharing the petition with your friends and family: 


Thanks so much and hope to see you at Cycle Sunday,

Vicki and the Cycle Sunday Team