Bike Week is the UK's biggest mass participation cycling event, with almost half a million people participating at events across the country. The aim is to promote everyday cycling for everyone and to get more people cycling, more often.
Here are some of the Bike Week events going on in and around Thurrock in 2012:
Quick bike checks before the start of any ride. Bike rides from noon till 3pm depending on cyclists joining the rides. Meet at noon, 1pm and 2pm. The rides will be easy and last for about 20 minutes. The ride may be enjoyed by all ages, but bikes with stabilisers are not suitable. Davy Down's Steve Mitchell will also be organising fun activities for the whole family for before or after your bike ride. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day. Check out www.davydown.org.uk to find out how to get there. If you have any queries, please contact by Katie van Dop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07810 808 554.
In front of Civic Offices, New Road, Grays. Get a bike safety check on the spot - faults will be adjusted where possible.
To take part in this lunchtime bike ride, meet at noon in front of the Civic Offices, New Road, Grays and enjoy a lovely fresh ride alongside the River Thames. A bike safety check is recommended beforehand. If you have any queries on Friday's events, please contact by Katie van Dop by emailing email@example.com or calling 07810 808 554.
This ride is suitable for moderate to experienced cyclists. Ride Leaders are Bob & Jon - telephone 07778 533633 or 07845 928596. Meet at Grays Station 10am. Travel by train to Limehouse. The ride will include cycle paths adjoining the canals and some roads. Riders must be able to cope with busy roads/cycle paths. The terrain being mostly flat with good surfaces means that all bikes are suitable for this ride. The distance is about 20/25 miles at a pace of 7-9 miles per hour. It will be an all-day ride with a couple of refreshment/comfort breaks.
This is ride is approximately four miles long, lasting around 45 minutes, and is recommended for families with older children. Please ensure you bring snacks and drinks. The RSPB centre at the marshes is also well worth the visit. Please book a space on the ride with Katie van Dop beforehand by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07810 808 554.
This three hour training course teaches tips on how to cycle safely on the road with other road users. It is suitable for people who are already confident cycling on two wheels. If you want to learn how to ride a bike from scratch, please do not hesitate to contact Katie van Dop for more info. To book a space on this course contact Katie by emailing email@example.com or calling 07810 808 554. There are limited spaces available, so get in touch at the earliest opportunity.
For information on other cycling events throughout the year, contact David at Sustrans firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about Bike Week at www.bikeweek.org.uk