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.

The Community Brain, a Surbiton based group that is running the project, would welcome anyone who wants to help discover more of our cycling past. There are a variety of themes to explore or you can develop your own, just get in touch.
For more information just email In addition there will be a cycling event open to all on Sunday, September 10, starting from Claremont Gardens in Surbiton. You can find out more details here

Wheels of Time is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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 with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.