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Social media training video and slides

Further to the social media training evening on 25th February 2015, the video and slides from the event are now available below.

Cycle Ipswich – Social Media Training slides (PDF 6MB)

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Sky Ride 9 th September 2012

Sky Ride Sunday 9 th September !
I will be at Alderman Road from 8 am with Cycle Ipswich stand, Pink Sky Cycling also Re-cycle.org / Karoo Challenge Bicycle Amnesty ( bring along any old unloved bikes ) and Bicycle Doctoring for bikes feeling unwell on the day. If anyone would like to help out please come along ! See you there,…..

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KarooChallenge for a town called Montagu

Donation jar .

Thanks to Mary for the idea; I now have a jar for the weekly donation I have decided on to help raise the 4000£ we need to ship out a container load of bikes and parts to Montagu, South Africa. The container will help William and the Bicycling Empowerment Network South Africa set up a new Bicycle Empowerment Centre ( BEC).

Noelle and I are cycling more than 300 miles through the Karoo Desert over 4 mountain passes, hopefully calling in at BECs on the way to raise funds and awareness for BEN and Montagu’s BEC .

You can make one of these at home, without your parents help !

Please start collecting now and let us know at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000607508664 my facebook page , tweet @thebicycldoctor, or Noelle’s facebook is http://www.facebook.com/noelle.peacock.

Or you can donate via http://www.justgiving.com/karoochallenge , funds will go to www.re-cycle.org.

Its a long way to go to 4000£ but I know we can do it !

Thanks very much,

Kevin

 

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Special Needs Cycling BikeActive

Brilliant charity supported by Sport Relief operating from Alton Water takes people out every Friday .

How to volunteer http://www.do-it.org.uk/search/opportunities/1795832/Bike_Active_Volunteer_Cyclists .

There is a map here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Active-Alton-Water/155024427956677?sk=info

and a news clip on youtube here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ7bMKWzbxg

Kevin

Update 26 October 2015: Bike Active now have a website: http://www.bikeactive.org.uk

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Tour of Britain 2012 – Ipswich again!

Ipswich has again been selected to host a stage of the Tour of Britain this year. The first stage of the tour will begin on Sunday 9th September from the Waterfront in Ipswich. This promises to be a full weekend for both sports and recreational cyclists, as the Ipswich SkyRide will also be held on Sunday 9th September.

 

Cycle Ipswich will be running a number of cycle trains from various parts of town, into the SkyRide.

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Tour of Britain to pass through Ipswich – 17th September 2011

The official Tour of Britain route will pass through Ipswich, and motorcycles mapping out the route have been spotted this week as reported in the Evening Star on Saturday.

Setting off from Bury St Edmunds, the penultimate stage of the tour (Stage 7) will pass through Lavenham, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Helmingham and Diss before heading into Norfolk, finishing at Sandringham.

This exciting spectacle will pass through Ipswich on Saturday September 17th. The route will have the peloton pass down Westerfield Road, past Christchurch Park and then out of town along London Road, finally turning  West towards Hintlesham and beyond.

There is a route map here.

 

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Ipswich Skyride on Sunday 12th June

Imagine how great it would be to cycle around Ipswich in a traffic free environment. Well now you can find out. SkyRide is coming to Ipswich this weekend. An organiser told me they are expecting between 5,000 and 10,000 cyclists to congregate in Ipswich town centre on Sunday 12th June.

You can ride any part of the route you want, and possibly meet TV personality Jeff Brazier, Team Sky rider Alex Dowsett and Ross Edgar from the GB cycling team. There will also be related events and trade stands on the Market by Corn Exchange.

If you don’t have a road worthy bike, you can hire one from a variety of sources including the official goskyride.com website, or our very own Bicycle Doctor (see Cycle Shops)

You download the routemap here

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Next meeting: Friday 24th September 2010

The next meeting of Cycle Ipswich will be on Friday 24th September 2010 from 7pm until 9pm at the Brewery Tap, Ipswich.

The Brewery Tap is located on Cliff Quay, just behind the Riverside NHS medical centre. There is a map on the Google place page. There is not much secure bike parking, so bring a lock and some lights for getting home afterwards. The Brewery tap have an excellent selection of bar food and restaurant meals, as well as local beers and other beverages.

We’ll be starting a consultation on cycling and rail in Ipswich. We’ll be looking at recommendations in the following areas:

  • Security
  • Storage
  • Ticketing
  • Routes to station
  • On train cycling provision
  • Other areas…

The aim is to provide an objective and balanced priority list of recommendations for future improvements.

We will publish our conclusions in mid-October.

If you have something you want to share with us, why not post at our discussion forum?

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Proposal for a bike ride with a purpose

I’d like to propose a bike ride to take place on 10/10/10 – preferably
at 10 o’clock!

The climate change organisation 350.org has teamed up with 10:10 to
get people to do constructive work parties to combat/highlight climate
change. You can read more about this here:
http://www.350.org/about/blogs/getting-work-2010-our-new-plans.

The point of our bike ride would be to follow selected routes on the
Ipswich Cycle map and feedback to a central document. We might for
example, use the crowdsourcing software provided by http://www.ushahidi.com/
which was developed for disasters and emergencies but which can easily
be used for other purposes. (You could well argue that climate change
is a disaster, of course.)

The document could then be used to lobby IBC and SCC/HA to fund and
organise improvements.

We could meet in the centre of Ipswich and then split into twos and
threes and each group could ride a pre-agreed route. The point of the
crowdsourcing would be to upload problem areas of routes to a map from
our mobiles. We could also supply a questionnaire for those who prefer
that. I haven’t tried the software as yet.

I have talked to the Transition Ipswich Transport Group about this and
I’m sure that some people from there will support it.

Please let me know if there is any enthusiasm for this project. I
would need at least a couple of other people who are keen to get it
organised. I was involved in organising the 350.org/ Transition
Ipswich bike ride last year but I still consider myself to be a rookie
in these matters!

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Gavin Turk leads Les Bikes du Bois Rond

As part of Fleet: Art in the Haven Ports, acclaimed Young British Artist Gavin Turk, a contemporary of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, organised a 17 mile ride from Ipswich’s maritime to Felixstowe’s Languard Fort.

May of the bikes used were part of Gavins art collection.

This footage is close up and shows the art in action, as the participants cross the A14 slip road near Ravenswood Ipswich. The route followed Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 51.

Cycle Ipswich are calling for a cycle crossing to be installed at this site to improve safety and the speed to cross the road. The footage has been edited to remove the one minute wait before traffic is light enough to stop. This same crossing is regularly used by pupils and parents on the Nacton School Bike Train.