Welcome to Bradford: Capital of Cycling

Capital of Cycling is a coalition of cycling organisations, community groups and charities. We have a cycling hub in the heart of Bradford centre, opposite City Hall, next to The Bradford Hotel.

We hope to support and connect some of the fantastic cycling work, events and opportunities that are already going on in The District.  We wish to declare Bradford to be THE Capital of Cycling – and then work together with everyone who wants to – to make that actually happen.

Below is a list of the current organisations who are most prominently involved – this is not intended to be exclusive and we hope and expect it will grow.

Cyclists in City ParkKey Coalition members:

Supporters:

Many more volunteers and members have given up their time and resources to help us get started.  We have ‘wall of thanks’ in the window of our Hall Ings venue.  Is your name on it yet?   Please contact us if you feel you need to be mentioned on this page or would like to get involved with us.

New Vinyl of the shop front window at Hall Ings - Capital of Cycling
New Vinyl of the shop front window!

If you’ve passed the hub recently, you will have noticed weird and wonderful things going on inside as we get set up.  Already, you can store bikes securely here, join in one of our organised rides and get involved in a range of activities. Soon we hope to offer ride and bike maintenance training for adults and kids, free meeting space for cycling groups and more.

If you want to get cycling, you’ve come to the right people!  If you’re already involved in a cycling organisation such as a club or community group with an interest in it – come talk to us. Let’s work together to build something bigger than the sum of our parts.

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10am yard clear and hub improvements. Some tools, gloves and bags are available, more are welcome.

12 short bike ride (optional)

1:30-2, start BBQ

As far as feed goes there's some 'pot luck' you can bring a dish to join, some tabuleh making with Local Welcome and we can make haloumi and veg skewers. A delegation nip to Tesco perhaps for burgers.

Thanks to Big Bike Revival for supporting this event.
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BBQ - Friends of Capital Of Cycling Day Of Action!

June 29, 2017, 10:00am - June 29, 2017, 4:30pm

10am yard clear and hub improvements. Some tools, gloves and bags are available, more are welcome. 12 short bike ride (optional) 1:30-2, start BBQ As far as feed goes there's some 'pot luck' you can bring a dish to join, some tabuleh making with Local Welcome and we can make haloumi and veg skewers. A delegation nip to Tesco perhaps for burgers. Thanks to Big Bike Revival for supporting this event.

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Hi,

The Pavilion Café will be hosting a free bike breakfast next Wednesday morning. See the below press release for details.

Please would you ensure to share the below amongst your networks and come along yourself.

On Wednesday June 28th the Pavilion Café on City Park, Bradford City Centre will be hosting a Bike Breakfast for the cyclists of Bradford. The breakfast will be offered FREE to all who arrive on (or with) a bike. After the recent launch of the Bradford Cycle Strategy and a spring full of cycling activities the Pavilion are keen to continue in their work to help promote cycling in the district.

Visitors to the café on June 28th will be able to get a combo of tea, coffee or juice with fruit, toast and pastries! The offer will be available between 7am and 10am.

There will also be a Dr Bike presence there on the day courtesy of The Commute Café in Ilkley. This service will also be FREE and offers free basic repairs and bike checks to all who attend.

Zulfi Hussain and Saira Jabeen, a brother and sister team, have been running the Pavilion Café since early 2015. Saira said, “after seeing so much great activity in recent months and weeks we are keen to continue the celebration of cycling here in Bradford. What better way than a free breakfast and bike check!”.
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Asylum Seekers and Refugee Drop in this afternoon (Tue 2-5). Help us fix bikes, fix your own bikes, get involved. Supported by The Big Bike Revival. ...

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Bring your picnic and come and join our Funday Event. Lots of fun activties and live music too. Fun for the whole family.

Capital of Cycling folk will be in City Park along with Bradford Cycle Club, hosting fun have-a-go on our wacky bikes challenges and test your fitness on our spinners.

The event is a celebration of our neighbours and to say there is more that unites us than divides us. We celebrate the life of MP Jo Cox and say no to hate!

Daytime picnic event here:
Great Get Together

Later in the day share a big Iftar with Muslim friends and colleagues:
Bradford’s Great Get Together & Big Iftar
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Big Lunch with Capital of Cycling Fun

June 18, 2017, 12:00pm - June 18, 2017, 3:00pm

Bring your picnic and come and join our Funday Event. Lots of fun activties and live music too. Fun for the whole family. Capital of Cycling folk will be in City Park along with Bradford Cycle Club, hosting fun have-a-go on our wacky bikes challenges and test your fitness on our spinners. The event is a celebration of our neighbours and to say there is more that unites us than divides us. We celebrate the life of MP Jo Cox and say no to hate! Daytime picnic event here: www.facebook.com/events/1570898276315893 Later in the day share a big Iftar with Muslim friends and colleagues: www.facebook.com/events/445701509114113/

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Went to a The Bikery The Big Bike Revival event Capital of Cycling last week. Lots of fun. Steady stream of people coming in to collect bikes and get bike repairs. Dave, Anthony and Kevin were working hard to keep pace with demand. What an excellent space - so much room for cycling activities. I wish them lots of success. ...

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