Blog

Islington Community Rides Bike Club launches

CTC's picture
Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Islington's first Bike Club launched on 13 April 2012. The London Borough Of Islington Community Rides Bike Club aims to provide family-friendly opportunities and training to a diverse range of people new to cycling.
Children set off on the Islington Community Rides launch
Children set off on the Islington Community Rides launch

The London Borough Of Islington Community Bike Rides Bike Club got off to a flying start, with a good showing of family and solo riders turning up to Rosemary Gardens to set off at 11am on a chilly but bright spring morning.

All bikes were checked by Islington Council’s team of qualified cycle instructors to ensure they were roadworthy and any needing attention were put to rights.

The group set off on a  very leisurely, fully marshalled, 10-mile ride around the borough. It went via Highbury Fields and the Emirates football stadium, stopping off at Paradise Park for a picnic lunch in glorious sunshine.

"I am new to the borough and wanted to explore it on my bike and the rides looked ideal for me," said one participant.

"I want to start riding my bike to school with a group of school friends and this ride was a good chance to ride with other people," another rider said. He is also hoping to try out some cycle racing in the future.

I am delighted with the way the ride has gone today and we are looking forward to attracting more people to the Bike Club as the programme rolls out - David Shannon, Cycling Officer for Islington and Bike Club Leader

The group returned to Rosemary Gardens to collect their Barclays goody bags with maps, water bottle, Bike Club T-shirt and useful information about the route, which will allow them to go exploring in the future. Every one filled in a questionnaire and those interested in cycle training sessions were signed up for courses.

This is the first Bike Club in Islington and is being supported by Bike Club, Barclays and Islington Council. The next ride will be on 8 June 2012 and will explore more of the borough.

Book your place on line now

If you are interested in finding out more about how to set up a Bike Club in London including accessing funding please contact the Bike Club Officer for London:

Frances Chaloner
frances.chaloner@bikeclub.org.uk
07500 069261

PreviewAttachmentSize
dsc_02831.jpg
dsc_02831.jpg1.2 MB
dsc_0140.jpg
dsc_0140.jpg1.18 MB
dsc_0171.jpg
dsc_0171.jpg1.23 MB
dsc_0238.jpg
dsc_0238.jpg1.13 MB
dsc_0262.jpg
dsc_0262.jpg1.01 MB
dsc_0292.jpg
dsc_0292.jpg1.15 MB
islington-by-bike-poster-2.jpg
islington-by-bike-poster-2.jpg1.09 MB
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)

Article tags

Share this article

Comments

Be the first to comment on this article. Login or register to comment.

All comments are reactively-moderated and must obey our moderation policy.

Archive

  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Carol McKinley (Acting)
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

 

Terms and Conditions