Posts Tagged ‘Staveley GTi’

Torchlight!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Have you always wanted to be in the Torchlight? Come and cycle with us at the head of the procession. Wear red and gold or just come along anyway.

Hang lanterns off your bike.

Ride a tandem.

Bring your kids.

Anything goes!

Its all about promoting cycling and having fun. Meet at 6.45 at the Leisure Centre. Any Qs ring 01539 822165. See you on Friday!

bike deco

Apples and sunshine (sort of)

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Yesterday’s Staveley Carnival was a great success. Despite the theme being Under Staveley’s Umbrella all the bright colours and funky drumming managed to keep the rain away and coax the sun to come out for an hour or two.

Here are some photos of the carnival costumes

Carnival umbrella

Carnival giant

The joint SLACC, SENS and Apples for All stall was fantastic (even if we do say so ourselves)!!

SENS and Staveley GTi (www.staveley-gti.co.uk) had a bike related quiz and gave away 3 pre-loved bikes to 3 lucky winners.

Volunteers were busy on the Apples for All stall encouraging passers-by to press their own apple juice and have a taste, sign up for a free apple tree and come along to our Apple Day on 16th October. Despite promising free apple trees in October we also sold 3 trees grafted by SLOG (www.slorchards.co.uk).

Apples for All!

squished apples and strawberries

Juice

As always, contact tsl.abundance[at]gmail.com if you want to get involved in appley events, we especially need volunteers for our Apple Day on October 16th!

And contact staveleygti[at]googlemail.com ifor more info on the Green Travel Initiative

Kentmere Konundrum – celebrating Bike Week

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

On Sunday, families hunted down clues on their bikes, cycling along the quiet lanes of Staveley and Bowston as part of the WHEELBASE Kentmere Konundrum, assisted by volulunteers from the Staveley Green Travel Initiative (GTi). For a full report, check out http://www.wheelbase.co.uk/wp/?p=1533

Family searching for clues on the Kentmere Konundrum

Kentmere Konundrum was held on the final day of Bike Week, a national celebration of cycling falling between 19-27th June. Volunteers from the GTi ran a second ‘Dr Bike’ session at Staveley Pavilion on the 19th July and an after school ‘Dr Bike’ at St Oswald’s School in Burneside on the 17th July, helping pupils prepare for masses of cycling during Bike Week.

The next SLACC cycle event will be Cycle for Women, being held on Sat 17th July, dep. 10am from the rear of County Hall in Kendal. A women only ride taking in the best country lanes surrounding Kendal (24 miles approx.). Organised as part of the Summer of Cycling – www.cyclefest.org.uk

Successful ‘Dr Bike’ Session held in Staveley

Monday, May 17th, 2010

On Sunday, Staveley residents dusted down all shapes and sizes of bikes from sheds and garages to get a free safety check and maintenance overhaul. Volunteers looked at twenty three bikes, with demand exceeding supply of bicycle mechanics! A second session is planned for those who missed out.

GTi volunteer Sonny Khan with Staveley residents

The “Dr Bike” session was organised by volunteers through the Staveley Green Travel Initiative, a community led project promoting alternative travel options. See www.staveley-gti.co.uk for the full calendars of events.

Volunteer bike mechanic, Frith Wood

Volunteer bike mechanic, Frith Wood

Could you help with bike safety checks and basic maintenance at other SLACC events? Volunteers needed provisionally in Kendal Sat 12th June 11-4, Staveley Sat 19th June 11-3, in Burneside 16th and 17th June after school. Contact Ruth at info@staveley-gti.co.uk

SENS volunteer, Dave Plumb