Cycling is a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly way to get around Thurrock. By choosing to cycle and taking advantage of Thurrock's ever-increasing cycle network you need pay no fuel costs, no road tax, no insurance, no licensing and no parking costs.
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Ensure you are visible to others, wear fluorescent items in the daytime and reflective at night. The extra visibility given by these materials can give a driver those few extra seconds of reaction time. When cycling at night you must have a white front light, red back light and reflector - all in good working order.
Apart from the safety risks, it is a legal offence to cycle at night without lights and reflectors. Keep all lights and reflectors clean and clear of obstruction. You can also use spoke and pedal reflectors with most types of wheels and pedals.
Gateway Cycling caters for anyone living in Thurrock and the Thames Gateway area that is interested in cycling. Whether you just want to take part in gentle social rides or push yourself to the limit in races.
Gateway Cycling has something to offer to cyclists of all ages and levels of experience. No matter what your cycling preference you can be sure to find others who share your interest and who can help you get more from your riding. For more information please visit the Gateway Cycling website.
Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity. Their vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. Every day they are working on practical, innovative ways of dealing with the transport challenges that affect us all. Sustrans aims to:
Millions of children want to cycle to school in this country, yet only 2% do. Sustrans has stepped in to sort this out with Bike It, a ground-breaking project that has already quadrupled the number of children cycling to its target schools. The benefits of Bike It:
For more information please visit the Sustrans - Bike It in Thurrock web page.
Team Green Britain Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK.
As the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK Team Green Britain Bike Week encourages half a million people to join in events, rethink their everyday journeys and switch to cycling as the most convenient way to get around. Visit the Bike Week website.
BikeRegister is the UK's leading online bicycle identification and registration initiative aiming to reduce cycle theft, identify stolen bikes and assist in owner recovery, to find out more visit the: BikeRegister website.
Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. Its aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride. You can keep in touch with Breeze Bike Rides in Thurrock via Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/breezethurrock and facebook.com/thurrockbreezebikerides.
The Thurrock Cycle Forum meets regularly to discuss issues relating to the Thurrock cycle network. Local residents, cyclists, cycle clubs and charities discuss all areas of cycling and how best to work in partnership with the Council to deliver improvements. If you are interested in joining the Cycle Forum please contact Thurrock Council on 01375 652006.