Posts Tagged ‘summer of cycling’

Torchlight cycle parade 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010


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!

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Cycle for Toddlers

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Families cycling along the canal path in Kendal

On Sunday parents and kids enjoyed a free guided cycle ride along the traffic-free canal path in Kendal. The ride was led by a SLACC volunteer as part of the Summer of Cycling project. The event aimed to show how easy it can be to cycle with your kids. There are a range of accessories for cycling with children available on the market such as baby seats, tag-a-longs and child trailers.

Kendal is becoming more and more popular with cyclists and the canal path is a safe and convenient route through town avoiding traffic. Kendal residents now have the opportunity to get to know some of the many local short cuts to the town centre, as detailed on SLACC’s new Walking and Cycling Map of Kendal. Visit to request your free map.

The next event is a Mass Cycle Ride in front of the Kendal Torchlight Parade on Friday the 10th of September.

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

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 –