A summer of fun packed events continue in Crewe town centre on Saturday 15th June, as Bike Week, the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event, is launched.
It will bring together various cycling-related organisations; offering information and advice on elements such as cycle repairs and tuition, local safe bike routes and cycle safety, try a bike or buy a discounted second hand cycle or get your machine security marked by Cheshire Police..
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. A spokesman said “With traffic congestion, fuel poverty and obesity, real challenges for Crewe, cycling is fast becoming a popular travel option. Research shows that cyclists will visit more town centre shops than drivers, and don’t have parking problems or costs, so it could also be part of the solution to regenerate the town centre.
Information about Connect2 Crewe to Nantwich Greenway
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.
Bike marking and safety advice.
Christian Concern Cycles Workshop
Crewe was the town with the second highest proportion of cyclists in the country up till the mid 80s. To celebrate those days and their opening, Christian Concern Cycles workshop has announced an amnesty for all the rusting, neglected and broken bikes in the town. You can bring them to the event, or they will collect them for free, repair them and sell as many as possible to again make Crewe a place where cycling is a popular choice of transport, for work or leisure.
CC cycles will give local people; Opportunity to buy affordable means of transport that bring health and social benefits. Hope for better employment by giving people a range of engineering and retail skills, and experience of the process of production and sales, that they need to access work. Dignity for vulnerable people through workplace based training programmes that develop personal management and increasing self-esteem. Confidence in bike fixing and workplace skills and understanding that these skills are linked to earning money.
Councillor Peter Groves, Support Member to the Prosperity and Economic Regeneration 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’