This month we combine December and January’s update as we won’t be around at the beginning of January. With much of our newsletter about kids and cycling, 10 year old Halim is in the hot seat this month telling us about his two mile ride to school.
With Christmas almost upon us, and in the spirit of giving, we have several cycle-related suggestions to offer you.
Getting new bikes for the kids for Christmas? Could you donate their old ones to one of the Syrian refugee families recently welcomed into Colchester?
Free suggestions for Christmas gifts to loved ones from Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen plus updates on opening times and Colchester Bike Kitchen’s new location in the New Year.
If one of your New Year resolutions is to get more into cycling, then we offer a couple of suggestions including Learn to Ride sessions you can book directly with Safer Essex Roads Partnership and Mud Sweat & Gears mountain biking.
A bike isn’t just for Christmas - 20mph zones help provide streets that everyone can use and help allow children the freedom and independence a bike is meant to give them. Find out more and how you can lobby your councillor.
More on the campaigning front, we highlight SERP’s Let’s Look Out For Each Other campaign and British Cycling’s petition to lobby for changes to the Highway Code to make junctions safer for cyclists and walkers.
Ending on a positive note, we share with you some encouraging statistics on local cycling.
Season’s Greetings, Happy New Year and we will be back in February.
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