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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Get on your bike with Crewe town centre events

 

A summer of fun packed events continue in Crewe town centre on Saturday 15 June, as Bike Week, the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event, is launched.

This event, will take place between 11am-2pm in Municipal Square on Saturday.

It will bring together various cycling-related organisations; offering information and practical advice on elements such as purchasing a cycle, cycle repairs and tuition, local safe routes and cycle safety.

Exhibitors on the day include:

Active Travel Crewe

A group of local volunteers will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to anyone considering cycling.

Connect2 Crewe to Nantwich Greenway Team

Following the launch of this cycle route in March, find out about local riding, walking and cycle events along the route throughout the year.

Cheshire East Council Leisure Development Team and Velo Management

Come along and have a go at the mountain bike skills course.  Can you beat the lights challenge? Speak to trained instructors about courses and activities.

Cheshire Constabulary

Bike marking and safety advice.

Christian Concern Cycles Workshop

Crewe boasted the second highest proportion of cyclists in the country until the mid 1980’s. To commemorate this and their opening, Christian Concern Cycles workshop is holding an amnesty for all rusting, neglected and broken bikes in the town. You can bring them to the event, or they will collect for free. Cycles will then be repaired and sold where possible.

Councillor Les Gilbert, Communities and Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder said: “As part of national Bike Week, Cheshire East Council would like to highlight the fun and freedom that residents can enjoy by getting on their bike.

“This event is open to the whole family and will hopefully encourage some people to take up cycling for fitness, a hobby, or even as an alternative to running a car.”

For more information on Bike Week please visit www.bikeweek.org.uk

For further information on the Crewe Summer Events programme, please visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk and search ‘summer events’.

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