Cycling drive for Winchester

Daily Echo: Cycling drive for city Cycling drive for city

Winchester residents are being urged to ditch their cars and get on their bikes.

Winchester City Council, in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Cycle Experience, are holding a charity cycle ride as part of the My Journey campaign.

The ride, on September 9, will cater for everyone, with three routes starting and finishing at North Walls Park. All proceeds go to the Mayor of Winchester’s chosen charities: Magic Wand and Help for Heroes.

Entry costs £10 for adults, £3 for children, or £15 for a family of four. Anyone registering before the day will receive a goody bag. Register at myjourneyhampshire.com.

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8:33am Thu 9 Aug 12

saintalive'n'kicking says...

Good for Winchester. Now councillors should have their parking spaces suspended for a month so they too have to cycle to work. Cyclist should also be instructed that they are also responsible for their own safty by having their bike lighted (so they can be SEEN) and look to make sure it is safe to cross or enter a road.
Good for Winchester. Now councillors should have their parking spaces suspended for a month so they too have to cycle to work. Cyclist should also be instructed that they are also responsible for their own safty by having their bike lighted (so they can be SEEN) and look to make sure it is safe to cross or enter a road. saintalive'n'kicking
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4:53pm Thu 9 Aug 12

downfader says...

saintalive'n'kicking wrote:
Good for Winchester. Now councillors should have their parking spaces suspended for a month so they too have to cycle to work. Cyclist should also be instructed that they are also responsible for their own safty by having their bike lighted (so they can be SEEN) and look to make sure it is safe to cross or enter a road.
Dont have any problem with that.

Anyone who wants to know more about safe riding should google:

"directgov cycling safely" (the highway code is on there too)

Or go to the British Cycling or CTC websites and email to ask about training. Membership is cheap and gives a range of benefits (legal cover, insurance, advice, and discounts on many goods)

Southampton Council also offer training. Last month was £5 an hour session and (as with the BC/CTC training) is Bikeability related. Bikeability replaced cycle proficiency in 2005 and is much more comprehensive
[quote][p][bold]saintalive'n'kicking[/bold] wrote: Good for Winchester. Now councillors should have their parking spaces suspended for a month so they too have to cycle to work. Cyclist should also be instructed that they are also responsible for their own safty by having their bike lighted (so they can be SEEN) and look to make sure it is safe to cross or enter a road.[/p][/quote]Dont have any problem with that. Anyone who wants to know more about safe riding should google: "directgov cycling safely" (the highway code is on there too) Or go to the British Cycling or CTC websites and email to ask about training. Membership is cheap and gives a range of benefits (legal cover, insurance, advice, and discounts on many goods) Southampton Council also offer training. Last month was £5 an hour session and (as with the BC/CTC training) is Bikeability related. Bikeability replaced cycle proficiency in 2005 and is much more comprehensive downfader
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5:23pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

downfader wrote:
saintalive'n'kicking wrote:
Good for Winchester. Now councillors should have their parking spaces suspended for a month so they too have to cycle to work. Cyclist should also be instructed that they are also responsible for their own safty by having their bike lighted (so they can be SEEN) and look to make sure it is safe to cross or enter a road.
Dont have any problem with that.

Anyone who wants to know more about safe riding should google:

"directgov cycling safely" (the highway code is on there too)

Or go to the British Cycling or CTC websites and email to ask about training. Membership is cheap and gives a range of benefits (legal cover, insurance, advice, and discounts on many goods)

Southampton Council also offer training. Last month was £5 an hour session and (as with the BC/CTC training) is Bikeability related. Bikeability replaced cycle proficiency in 2005 and is much more comprehensive
If it had a button for it, I would give this a thumbs up.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintalive'n'kicking[/bold] wrote: Good for Winchester. Now councillors should have their parking spaces suspended for a month so they too have to cycle to work. Cyclist should also be instructed that they are also responsible for their own safty by having their bike lighted (so they can be SEEN) and look to make sure it is safe to cross or enter a road.[/p][/quote]Dont have any problem with that. Anyone who wants to know more about safe riding should google: "directgov cycling safely" (the highway code is on there too) Or go to the British Cycling or CTC websites and email to ask about training. Membership is cheap and gives a range of benefits (legal cover, insurance, advice, and discounts on many goods) Southampton Council also offer training. Last month was £5 an hour session and (as with the BC/CTC training) is Bikeability related. Bikeability replaced cycle proficiency in 2005 and is much more comprehensive[/p][/quote]If it had a button for it, I would give this a thumbs up. Ginger_cyclist
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5:39pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Ted Rogers says...

Generate charity funds by making it a sponsored ride. An entry fee will deter a number of families from attending.
Generate charity funds by making it a sponsored ride. An entry fee will deter a number of families from attending. Ted Rogers
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6:15pm Fri 10 Aug 12

downfader says...

Ted Rogers wrote:
Generate charity funds by making it a sponsored ride. An entry fee will deter a number of families from attending.
Not so sure it will. Its a lot cheaper to enter than a lot of the other charity rides I have seen (eg some BHF ones)
[quote][p][bold]Ted Rogers[/bold] wrote: Generate charity funds by making it a sponsored ride. An entry fee will deter a number of families from attending.[/p][/quote]Not so sure it will. Its a lot cheaper to enter than a lot of the other charity rides I have seen (eg some BHF ones) downfader
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