Space for Cycling rides 2014… and the next one!

In this article, Peter Macdonald, Campaign member and Ride coordinator tells us all about last year’s Space for Cycling rides and how it felt being part of it. Catch the bug like Peter, join us on 25 April 2015 for the next one. Pedal power at its best.  “Fantastic!” One word that only just about describes our two Space for Cycling campaign rides in 2014. Our first ride To be honest, the first ride in May came at us a little bit at the last minute – well, two weeks to be exact. After a few late nights organising the ride we arrived[…]

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Civic Cycle Ride

Last updated 27 September 2014 PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ROUTE DUE TO PERCY STREET CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY GAS WORKS After the very successful Big Toon Ride last May, we are calling on all cyclists, young and old, to show support for Space for Cycling by riding with us, once more on Saturday 27 September. This Civic Cycle Ride is a fun ride with a serious message; a message asking for safe dedicated space for cycling on our roads, city centres and neighbourhoods. We will be cycling across our iconic bridges, from Newcastle to Gateshead Old Town Hall and back. The[…]

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Tour de Jesmond

A tour of historic Jesmond – by bike Organised by the JRA and Jesmond Safe Cycling Celebrities, seniors, Jesmondites all welcome – join us for the event of the year Meet at Bandstand in Exhibition Park – safety assures by Community Police Turn up on the day or per-register with Tony Waterston Tony.waterston@ncl.ac.uk And here is a short account of the ride by Claire Prospert, Newcastle Cycling Campaign: Le Tour de Jesmond was a great success,a big thank you for those who took part – about thirty people turned up at the Exhibition park. Great mix of cyclists and bicycles,[…]

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Jesmond Family Cycle ride

There will be another family cycle ride on 13th July on the same route as the first ride organised by Tony Waterson as part of the Jesmond Festival. The Jesmond Safe Cycling group are also reaching out with this one to women who want to get back to biking. Mark Bingham will be leading, and there will be a police presence. Please circulate the flyer below and also mention to any would-be cycling lady mates!! Meet at Exhibition Park for a 3:00pm start.

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Jesmond Community Festival

For the first time, the festival will have a family bike ; it’s on Sunday 19 May, 2 :00pm, meet at the bandstand, Exhibition park. There will also be a debate on Acorn Road on Thursday 23 May, 8 :00pn at the Cricket club. To read more about it, go to : https://newcycling.org/news/20130420/acorn-road-futures For more info and to spread the word, please see the posters below. A big thank you to Tony Waterson from the Safe Cycling Jesmond and Transition Town groups who organised both events Finally if you’d like to help with the kick off event, the street parade[…]

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