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Practical Tips for Riding in Snow and Ice

Winter is upon us and there's a strong possibility of snow and ice in the weather forecasts.Here's some sound advice from CityLab about riding during the worst of the bad weather.

Even for dedicated bike commuters, cycling in the worst parts of winter can be a step too far. For those of us who approach any physical activity with mixed emotions, the sight of snow on the ground is a perfect excuse to find any other way to get around. But still, in cities where cycling is common, bike lanes stay busy even when the snow is piling up.

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Bike Maintenance Course in February

The Royal Borough of Kingston's Cycle Team are holding another of their ever popular Bike Maintenance Courses on Saturday October 28th. 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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Go Cycle Update

Want to know the status of the Go Cycle Infrastructure projects in the borough? Then read our summary, or for more details go to the Council's website here.

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Bike Maintenance Course on Saturday!

The Royal Borough of Kingston's Cycle Team are holding another of their ever popular Bike Maintenance Courses on Saturday November 25th. 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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Join the Njinga Charity Santa Cycle 2017!

Over 100 Santas will be cycling the streets of South West London on 2nd December for Njinga's Charity Cycle in support of Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice.

Njinga Cycling, the indoor cycling and performance lab based in Hampton Wick, are hosting their 5th Annual Charity Santa Cycle. After the huge success of their 4 previous Santa charity cycles, they are back bigger than ever this year once again helping to spread the Christmas joy to all the children at the Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice.

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Bike Maintenance Course October 28th

The Royal Borough of Kingston's Cycle Team are holding another of their ever popular Bike Maintenance Courses on Saturday October 28th. 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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Public Bike Pumps and Workstands

RBK has purchased 5 public bike pumps and 2 public bike repair stands. These are to be installed at strategic locations across the borough.

They provide useful end or mid-trip facilities for cyclists and are a statement of the council's support for cycling as part of the Go Cycle programme. They will be installed this month by KIER.

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Join in the National Celebration of Cycling on Cycle to Work Day!

Cycle to Work Day is back again in 2017 on Wednesday September 13th.

Taking part in Cycle to Work Day is simple. Visit www.cycletoworkday.org to pledge the miles that you’ll be doing on the day. Not only will you contribute to a nationwide totaliser, but you’ll also be entered into a prize draw. You could win a cycling holiday for 2, a new bike or some cycling accessories!

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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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