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Town Centre Free Bike Lights Giveaway

Come and meet the Go Cycle Ambassadors this Thursday 24 January from 17:00 - 19:00 and learn how to keep cycling safely this winter.

They will be in Clarence Street, opposite John Lewis, and Kingston Station Plaza, giving away free Bike Lights and Reflectives  and will have the latest Go Cycle Scheme updates & information.

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Transport Reform for City of London

As part of the Mayor of London's recently published Transport Strategy, A draft plan to revamp London’s Square Mile in favour of promoting walking, cycling and public transport has finished its final round of public consultation.If successfully implemented, this potentially important plan is likely to be rolled out to other London boroughs. A digest of an article  appearing in the New Civil Engineer magazine appears below. 

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Dockless electric bike scheme arrives in London

The first Dockless “park anywhere” electric bikes have arrived in London in the first mass-market scheme of its kind.

Backed by Uber and Google, the operator Lime, has beaten competitors such as Chinese cycling giant Mobike to start a pay as you ride ebike scheme. The ebikes have a top speed of nearly 15mph, and hire prices will be higher than riding a Santander bike.

Lime plans for 1,000 by the end of the year, with potentially more boroughs to follow. Read the full Evening Standard artice here

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New discounted classes at Njinga Cycling Lab

Available now, at the heavily discounted price of any 3 classes for £20, these classes are great for the general rider who is looking to start riding more seriously:

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Join us on the Njinga Santa Charity Cycle!

Join over 100 cycling Santas for Njinga’s Charity Cycle for the Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice.

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Where do people cycle most?

To find out how cyclists compare across the country, and elsewhere in Europe, Cycle Republic conducted a study using data from the UK government, the European Union, and the European Cycling Federation. The resulting article contains some interesting findings. Find out what they are here

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Help make the roads safer for children

Following the success seen in Holland, Yannick Read, a local road safety campaigner is planning to make a film looking at road danger reduction. It will show how we can retake the streets back from cars as well address the big issue of air pollution.

To help get this potentially important film made, Yannick has put together some compelling information on his crowd funding campaign here.

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Dont miss the big last day of Surbiton Festival!

The big last day of the festival is on Saturday 29th September.

Along with all the other activities going on at the festival, including parades, music and much, much more, the Go Cycle team will have a stand in St Andrews Square. You can ask Dr Bike to check and do minor repairs on your bike, have it security coded by the bike marking team, have a ride on a static bike, and generally get any of your cycling questions or issues answered by the Go Cycle Ambassadors.

More details here.

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Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

Get involved?

Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on info@cyclekingston.net with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.

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