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Bike Maintenance Training Course in September!

The Royal Borough of Kingston's Cycle Team are holding another of their ever popular Bike Maintenance Courses on Saturday September 22nd. The course will run at a local venue from 9:00 - 13:00.

This course is hands on and you are encouraged to bring and work on your own bike. It's a great introduction to basic bike maintenance and can really help you save on costly repair bills. If you are interested then you can find the booking form here

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Cycling is the healthiest way to get around and makes you thinner!

Two new studies carried out on 8000 people across 7 European cities by the EU-funded project PASTA (Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches) show what many of us already believe.

The first shows that not only is cycling healthy, it is also associated with better general and mental health, greater vitality, lower stress and fewer feelings of loneliness.

The second study looks at the issue of obesity. 2000 urban dwellers who switched from driving to cycling lost an average of .75 kg (1.6 pounds) and BMI decreased by 0.24.

You can read a more detailed article about the studies here

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Make August your walking month!

There is strong evidence to show that physical activity such as walking helps to get the heart and muscles working and thus can lead to an increased life expectancy. Walking can be enough exercise to maintain a fit and healthy body no matter how old you are.

Suggested walksThere's a series of five maps of walking routes alongside the river, through parks, the local countryside and historic Kingston. Download the maps here.

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RideLondon comes to Kingston this Sunday!

Kingston is all set to welcome thousands of RideLondon cyclists on Sunday 29 July. As we are the only borough through which the race passes twice, there are many exciting events happening in town centre on the day

Read more about road closures and where to watch the race.

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Bike Maintenance Course this month!

The Royal Borough of Kingston's Cycle Team are holding another of their ever popular Bike Maintenance Courses on Saturday July 21st. The course will run at a local venue from 9:00 - 13:00.

This course is hands on and you are encouraged to bring and work on your own bike. It's a great introduction to basic bike maintenance and can really help you save on costly repair bills. If you are interested then you can find the booking form here

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Find out more about e-bikes and electric vehicles on Clean Air day!

On Clean Air Day, June 21, the council's Go Cycle team will be hosting an event in the town centre, giving local people the chance to trial an electric bike or cargo bike and to also find out more about electric vehicles.

The team will be in the Ancient Market from 10am to 4pm on Thursday June 21 - pop by and find out more about sustainable travel options in the borough.

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New Malden to Raynes Park Cycleway to go ahead!

A new Cycle path linking New Malden and Raynes Park has been given the green light. 

Kingston councillors voted unanimously to approve plans to build the 1.2 km path that would run from New Malden Station to Raynes Park Recreation Ground. All that was left was for Merton Council to give the green light, something it did last week.

You can read the full article, as reported in the Surrey Comet here

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Njinga launches its Ride London Training Programme

Njinga have just announced the launch of their 2018 signature 8-week Group Training Programme  - perfectly timed and designed for every level of rider to either complete Ride London in their fastest ever time or simply complete it for the first time.

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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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