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NJINGA CYCLING LAUNCHES THE ULTIMATE GROUP CYCLE TRAINING PROGRAMME!

Njinga Cycling, the indoor cycling and performance lab, are launching an 8 week intensive cycle training programme in their Hampton Wick studio.

The programme starts on the 9th January and will run with two sessions a week until the 1st March 2017. It’s specifically designed by a British Cycling coach to produce results and is guaranteed to improve your FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Score over the course of the 8 weeks.

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Guardian Newspaper publishes 5 key London Cycling Tests for Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London has publicly stated his intention to "triple the number of miles of protected cycle lanes on London’s roads”. He said to Chris Boardman that he wanted to see “more segregated cycle lanes” and “new routes”. and promised to “accelerate” the cycling programme, “increase the pace of change” and “increase the proportion of Transport for London (TfL)’s budget spent on cycling.”

The Guardian expresses concern that so far nothing has happened, and has published 5 tests to see how serious Khan is about cycling.

You can read the full article here.

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Portsmouth Road Cycle Lane fully open!

The Portsmouth Road cycle lane is now fully open and to celebrate the fact, the Go Cycle team will be at Guildhall II from 9am to 5pm next Wednesday, November 16.

Feel free to drop by and have your bike checked over by qualified Dr Bikes and pick up cycling tips, free bike lights and puncture repair kits to ride safely this winter. 

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Go safely this winter with FREE BIKE LIGHTS!!

Now the clocks have gone back, make sure you're safely equipped to ride at night. The RBK Go Cycle team will be handing out free bike lights at the following events:

Surbiton Station: Tuesday 8th November 4pm - 6pm
Kingston Station: Wednesday 9th November 4pm - 6pm

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Community consultation now open for the next stage of Go Cycle corridors!

Community consultation for the next stage of Go Cycle corridors has begun. It will run from 17 October 2016 to 17 November 2016, for the following routes:

  • Kingston to New Malden
  • Kingston to Kingston Vale, and
  • Kingston to Tolworth.
     

The Council's website has consultation material - which can be accessed via www.kingston.gov.uk/gocycleconsultations.

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New rating system for HGVs in London could result in 35,000 lorries banned

As recently reported by a number of news agencies, London mayor Sadiq Khan is considering introducing a rating system for heavy good vehicles based on the level of vision the driver has from the cab.

It is estimated that approximately 35,000 lorries could be banned by 2020.

For more information, have a look at this recent article published in the Daily Mirror

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Be prepared for winter - get a free bike check - full details in our events calendar!

It's getting darker isn't it? So starting from this Saturday, Kingston Council's Cycling team will be popping up all over the borough to help you get your bike ready for winter, with free bike checks,

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Lots of local rides this weekend!

If you fancy a group ride this weekend be it easy or challenging, have a look at our events page.

There are 3 local rides to choose from this Sunday, all led by qualified ride leaders with a range of fantastic routes so you'll be guaranteed a great ride and plenty of socialising! 

Autumn is a lovely time of year to be out and about on your bike, with like minded folk, isn't it? So what are you waiting for?

More details on our events page 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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