Who is going on one of the #space4cycling Big Rides this saturday?
This Saturday (17th May) is the “Big Ride” in support of the #space4cycling campaign.
Originally a London-centric LCC campaign, it is now nationwide (with the help of the CTC and CycleNation)
Or for the hard-of-reading here’s that nice Jon Snow chap outlining the campaign goals:
I’ll be going to the ride in Newcastle (10am, meets at Haymarket Metro) – anyone else going on one?Posted 3 years ago
Will do dazh. I’ll be on a black Rose CX bike.
Newcastle ride is a pretty short affair. Meets at 10am, ride at 10:30, just two short laps (about 2 miles), then a photo op for any interested press. Details and route maps here: http://newcycling.org/events/20140411/big-ride-around-townPosted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
looks like my nearest one is in that there London, and I’m not wasting a whole Saturday afternoon so spend 30 mins pissing about in that shambles… The traffic there is murder! Oh…
Anyway, I applaud the campaign (and was not aware of the rides until just now) but I’ve already got plans…Posted 3 years agojackthedogMember
As ahwiles points out, the one in Sheffield is likely to suffer a bit of a drop in numbers as a lot of the region’s knobbly tyre set will be up in Greno for the Steel City DH.
If the weather is rubbish I’d prefer a protest ride around the city than a day stood in the woods, so I’ll decide on the morning.Posted 3 years ago
Who went? Who’d it go?
We got around 150 people in Newcastle which is a really good turn out for us. Cracking sunny day helped. Was great to see all types of cycling being accounted for: lycra warriors in club gear, commuters, leisure riders, families and kids.
We even got a police escort at one point (riot police on horses on the way to the EDL march). 😀Posted 3 years agoalaslasMember
I joined the Sheffield one with my partner and baby in tow.
Brilliant day – sounds pretty much identical to the Newcastle one above. 170 ish riders, blazing sun, one stop for refreshments at a cycle cafe.
An excellent idea, more inclusive and less confrontational than Critical Mass. Many pedestrians were supportive and I only saw one or two irked drivers.
Great organisation! The auto email system on the Space 4 Cycling website is a super idea. I hope they organise more rides.Posted 3 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
We were out at the London one. Katie and I borrowed a tandem to add a bit of interest. Probably not the best idea as riding one with only an hours practice first with the amount of stopping and starting we had to do was ‘interesting’ but still married.
A bit of a disappointing turn out in London to be honest. Fewer people than turned out in the rain two years ago but felt poorly publicised and apparently there was some football on.Posted 3 years ago
looks like a bit of media missalignment.
You mean like this kind of thing:
Cyclists revel in car-free streets
Thousands of cyclists have enjoyed the chance to ride on car-free streets during a series of bike rides around the country.
— Source: http://news.uk.msn.com/cyclists-revel-in-car-free-streets
Impressive misreporting there MSN. A cynically-minded person might even suggest it was deliberate. 😕Posted 3 years ago
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