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Community Brain looking for volunteers for lottery project

Are you interested in cycling? A local project called ‘Wheels of Time’ is starting to research and celebrate the heritage of cycling in Kingston and they need your help.
From John ‘Happy Jack’ Keen to Eileen Gray CBE, from Carpenters Cycles to the Ripley Run, Kingston has played an important part in the history of UK cycling.

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Bike Maintenance Course in September

The Royal Borough of Kingston's Cycle Team are holding another of their ever popular Bike Maintenance Courses on Saturday September 23rd. 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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FREE Summer Holiday Cycle Training For Children!!

The Council’s Cycle Training Team will be running free summer holiday cycle training following courses throughout the summer break, with venues in Chessington, Kingston, New Malden and Surbiton.

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Check out the Events, Routes and Road Closures for Prudential RideLondon this weekend

Have a look at our page here for local information, or go to the Prudential RideLondon website here 

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Kids Bike Camp Summer Holiday Course details announced

The Kids’ Bike Camp will be running again during the coming Summer Holiday. This is a great opportunity for children to learn how to ride their bikes in a fun and safe environment and for those who can already ride, to improve their cycling skills and knowledge.

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FREE Bike Citizens Route Planner, App and Finn!

RBK have partnered with Bike Citizens to distribute their cycle navigation app and universal smartphone handlebar mount for FREE. The mount, known as a Finn comes with a code that allows you to download the local area map, covering the whole of the Greater London Area. To get your FREE Finn, just email: info@cyclekingston.net

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Bike Maintenance Course - Saturday 27 May 2017

Kingston Council's Cycling Team is offering practical bike maintenance training suitable for those of us who may be unsure about how to adjust our brakes, have noisy gears, dread fixing a puncture etc etc! These are practical, hands on workshops for beginners led by fully qualified bike mechanics.

Topics covered include:

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Portsmouth Road family fun day this Saturday!

Kingston Council is celebrating the completion of improvement works to Portsmouth Road and Queen's Promenade as part of the Go Cycle scheme with a family fun day.

Over the past 15 months the council has been transforming the one mile stretch of road, and to mark the completion of the Portsmouth Road works and the arrival of spring they are hosting a Portsmouth Road family fun day.

Where: Portsmouth Road (next to the Riverside Cafe)
When: Saturday April 22, 2017
Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm

The day will include activities such as face painting, a bike market and penny farthing displays to celebrate the rich history of cycling in our borough. There will also be guided bike rides with the Go Cycle trainers, so bring your bikes and don't forget a bike lock.

Find out more about the events planned for the day.

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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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