Monday, 21 March 2011

Canal Ride next Sunday

Hi everybody, a word from Pushbikes, Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Forum and Saheli on a canal ride taking place next weekend…

“A 12 mile ride starting and ending at Farm Park in Sparkbrook.

Traffic free for most of the way on the Birmingham and Fazeley & Bham and Worcester canal.

The aim is to encourage more people to use their bicycles: as well as being fun, its healthy and cheap!

It's free to join the ride and there are 18 bikes to borrow at no cost- but these must be booked by 22nd. The towpaths are in good condition but can be uncomfortable on fast road bikes with narrow high pressure tyres: commuting, hybrid, touring & mtb bikes are fine.

As most folk will not be regular cyclists we're planning to ride in two groups: - one riding slowly and carefully and walking the trickier bits - a faster group of experienced cyclists. Each group will have a leader & two 'sweepers' to ensure no one gets left behind.

We recommend you bring tools and have insurance - it's usually included in household policies - though this may not be possible for many. The experienced riders will provide any reasonable help on the day with punctures etc.

You'll also need to bring something to drink and your lunch as the route doesn't pass shops or cafes.”

Please check out this link for more info:

Also…it’s Spring! Well, I’m not sure if it technically is but it’s definitely warm and sunny. Time to do some more rides. Keep reading for details of the next Femme Pédale event – any suggestions for where to go? I’m thinking countryside.

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