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Cycle To Work Day

Wednesday,14 September 2016, is Cycle to Work Day, which is a national event that aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels for at least one day.

You can pledge activity as a cyclist, an employer or a bike store. In addition, people can challenge friends and employers to sign up to Cycle to Work Day.

By pledging you will be able to add to over 500,000 miles pledged by 36,000 riders. It is promoted by Cyclescheme UK, Cyclescheme Ireland and Halfords. Have a look at the website to see what it is all about!

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Receive funding for a cycling project with London Cycling Grants

Got a great idea to help get more people cycling but don't have the money to make it a reality? Cycling Grants London offers grants of up to £10,000 over 3 years to projects that encourage London’s diverse communities to cycle more often and more safely.

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Surrey to Devon Coast Cycle Experience

Huge congratulations and well done to Ted Bright and his intrepid team for completing a grueling 240 mile bike ride over just 3 days.  Ted, owner of Bright Cycles organised the challenge and was supported by the cycling team which included local big wave surfer Andrew Cotton and his personal fitness instructor Andrew Blake.  The cyclists battled harsh weather but arrived safely in Saunton Sands with beaming smiles in the knowledge that they had raised in the region of £11,000.00

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RBK Cycling Team releases new Bike Maintenance Course Dates

If you would like to attend a basic bike maintenance course, the Cycling Team at Kingston Council has just released the dates for their courses for the rest of the year. Practically based and lasting half a day, the courses cost only £15 per person to cover venue costs. Check our events calendar here to find a time which suits you.

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Free Summer Holiday Cycling Courses for Children

RBK has just announced the dates and venues for this summer's courses, so book early to avoid disappointment! Everything you need to know is here.

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Holiday camps for kids on bikes - Teaching your children to cycle safely

The Kids' Bike Camp is a holiday camp running through July and August at Grey Court School in Ham, dedicated to improving the cycling skills of primary school children whilst they have fun. Based on the Bikeability programme and taught by National Standard Cycling Instructors, attending the camp will:

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Fancy a beginners outing with a Cycle Club?

South Western Road Club (SWRC) is starting rides for absolute beginners from Saturday 9th July. Confirmed dates so far for these rides are: 9th,16th,23rd and 30th July and 13th, 20th, 27th August.

They will start at 9.30am from Cobham car park on Downside Road, opposite Waitrose. Road, Hybrid, MTB, all types of bikes and rider are welcome and the group will ride around the lanes south of Cobham at the pace of the slowest rider. The mileage will be 20miles or less and there will be a stop for tea and cake.

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Spaces Available To Cycle RideLondon Surrey 100 With Love Kingston

Love Kingston has 18 places secured for the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 on Sunday 31st July through RBK. The 100 mile route pedals through the heart of Kingston upon Thames and takes on some of the toughest leg-climbs including Box Hill and Leith Hill.

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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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