Join The big bike revival, 23rd May – 7th June 2015
Get on your bike
Social enterprise Streetbikes are hosting ‘The Big Bike Revival’ events from the 23 May to 7 June 2015.
The Big Bike Revival is two fun weeks of family-friendly events taking place at bike recycling centres across the country from 23rd May – 7th June 2015. It is designed to help people get their unloved bike back into use, learn how to look after it for themselves and rediscover how much fun cycling can be.
Events include entertainment, refreshments and lots of exciting activities, so The Big Bike Revival is a great way to keep the whole family entertained during the school holidays.
Events are taking place across Kirklees and there is something for everyone.
Big Bike Revival Events
“Rock Up and Ride”
Saturday 23 May, 30 May and 6 June
Spen Valley Greenway
A led leisure bike ride at a gentle pace. There will also be the chance to have bikes repaired and refreshments will be on offer. The sessions start at 9.30am from the Spen Valley Greenway access point on Burgh Mill Lane, Dewsbury Moor (WF13 3QS) and also at 12.30pm at Spenborough Pool and Fitness Centre, Liversedge (WF15 6LW).
Mixed Ability Cycling and learn to ride sessions
Spenborough Pool and Fitness Centre
Saturday 23rd May, Tuesday 26 May, Thursday 28 May
and Tuesday 2 June, Thursday 4 June and Saturday 6 June
These mixed ability cycling sessions gives you the chance to have a go at cycling and try out adapted bikes such as a tandems, trikes, wheelchair bikes and hand cycles. There will be cycling opportunities on the athletics track and the greenway.
There will also be music, refreshments, and the chance to pick up bikes and bike-parts for a small donation. Bike and helmets are available to borrow.
Colne Valley Leisure Centre
Sunday 24 May, Sunday 31 May and Sunday 7 June
10am – 12pm
Slaithwaite Cycling Club will be running bike rides for all abilities, with bike fixing and bike safety-checks as well. This is all happening at Colne Valley Leisure Centre. Bikes and helmets provided. Booking is essential for anyone who wants to borrow a bike.
Women and children’s cycling sessions
Savile Town Wharf
26 May and 2 June
9.30am – 11.30am
These are great sessions for anyone who has never been on a bike before, or isn’t very confident in their ability as there will be experts on hand to teach the basics.
Streetbikes Open day and Bike Jumble
Unit 1a, Radcliffe Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield
Wednesday 27 May
11am – 3pm
Visitors can drop in to watch Streetbikes’ mechanics at work and learn how to fix your bike. The Bike Jumble Sale will include bike frames and some top-end bikes.
Streetbikes are also giving recycled bikes away for free. Anyone who is interested should contact Streetbikes and explain why they would like a recycled bicycle, and give their age and height. Streetbikes will decide if they can provide one, and try to match people to a bike.
Big Prize Draw
Anyone who attends a Bike Revival event can enter the Big Prize Draw – There are lots of fantastic prizes including the chance to win a cycling makeover for you and up to three family members or friends!
The lucky winners will be sent on a group VIP visit to Raleigh’s UK headquarters in Nottingham, where they will each be kitted out with a new bike, cycle clothing, lights, locks and essential tools fully suited to their needs.
What’s more, the party of four will also be treated to a tour of Raleigh’s UK bicycle showrooms and a safe-cycling bike maintenance workshop.
You can book a place on any of the above events by contacting Tammy on 07873 773417 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org