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Free smoothies on the biketrain – Fri 21st May

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

On Friday pupils and cyclists enjoyed free smoothies at St Oswald’ School, promoting the Biketrain; an initiative to encourage commuting by bike. The smoothies were whizzed up by volunteers using SLACC’s new bicycle powered smoothie maker, sponsored by Lush. Zero electricity was used to produce fresh fruit smoothies, a healthy start to the day. Bananas and strawberries were the favourite recipe!

Biketrain cyclists and pupils at Burneside School with SLACC's new bicycle powered smoothie maker

As pupils arrived at school, they were treated to a smoothie and offered free stickers and reflectors for their bikes.  “I’m delighted, we’ve never seen so many bicycles at school,” said Cath Smethurst, teacher at St Oswald’s. “The event will really encourage the kids and parents to get on their bikes”.

St Oswald's playground overflowing with bikes

Cyclists on the Biketrain also stopped in at the school for their chance for a healthy breakfast (sponsored by Croppers). Burneside is mid way along a popular route for people cycling between Kendal and Staveley.

‘Cycle for Smoothies’ is the first in a series of events being held as part of the Summer of Cycling – see The next event is a Cycle Maintenance Drop-In on Saturday the 12th of June. Bring your bicycle to the Birdcage in Kendal town centre between the hours of 11am and 4pm and volunteers will give it a free safety check, looking at brakes, gears and adjusting seats and handlebars while you wait. A great opportunity to get your bike ready for a summer of cycling.

For full details of the Biketrain download the leaflet:


Friday, April 30th, 2010

The Biketrain successfully launched last week.

Biketrain passengers!

The bike train is a new SLACC initiative to encourage more people to cycle to work.  It takes place every third Friday of the month.  Meet at Kendal Library at 8am for a commute to Staveley, or at Staveley Spar at 8am for a commute to Kendal or Windermere.

Don’t have lycra? Wear casual, comfortable clothes!

Enjoy a Free Bicycle Powered Smoothie in Burneside when you join the Bike Train between Kendal and Staveley  – Fri 21st May!

Interested? Email us

Ruth and Rachel:
Call 01539 822202 or visit