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Join in the Love to Ride - Ride to Work Week and win big prizes!

The love to Ride - Ride to Work Week aims quite simply to get more people on bikes. All you have to do is try riding all or part of the way to work between 25-31 March and record it at lovetoride.netYou could win a Babboe cargo bike or a trip for two to the Netherlands! Find out more and register in one minute at lovetoride.net

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Kendal Mountain Film Festival coming to Kingston

This inspirational event is coming to The Michael Frayn Theatre on the Kingston Grammar School site on Saturday March 16th.

Join them to watch 90 minutes of the world's BEST adventure films - stories of talent, endurance and excitement to take your breath away, and have an opportunity to meet and listen to Anna McDuff.

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What has Team Sky ever done for you? (Article reproduced from road.cc magazine)

Over the last 9 years, Team Sky has spent a fortune in cycling terms, and had unprecedented success in the professional arena. This article asks the question - what have they done for the likes of you and me?

You can decide for yourself by reading the full article here.

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The Ballot For the RideLondon Shorter Route Is Now Open

The 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 takes in the same iconic London landmarks as the full distance, but cuts out the biggest hills. (Reproduced from Coach Magazine)

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Cycling in Kingston scores well on progress report

A report by Kingston Council has shown that the number of people cycling in the borough has increased significantly in the past 12 months and steadily since 2014.

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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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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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