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Capital of Cycling has been saved (at least for now)!

We’re happy to report that thanks to NCP execs, we’ve managed to retain our tenancy of the building for now, on a temporary basis.  There are still some specifics to be negotiated for a longer term contract and we have a challenging schedule of work to undertake on the building, so it’s all hands on …

Join a Bike Bus – Starting in April!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our Bike Buses for Bradford Commuters this April. Would you like to cycle into work but would like to do so in a supportive group with more experienced riders?  Needing somewhere to store your bike on arrival?  Not sure of the most pleasant route?  Our bike buses are …

Save Capital of Cycling – We’re in Danger!

Cycling hub on Hall Ings could close unless intervention is made   UPDATE: – We’re saved!  (At least for now!) Update: On ther 22nd March we had a meeting with a senior NCP executive who very graciously spared time in his busy schedule to clarify for us their position regarding the premises. It was stated that their …

Could you champion a bike bus?

Would you like to run or join a Bike Bus? What is a Bike Bus? A bike bus is a group of people riding to and from a location, with timetabled ‘bus stops’ along the way, where other riders can hop on. Bike buses offer support and encouragement and help the riders feel safe.  A …

Bike to the Future – Free Bike Maintainence Course for 13- 19 yr olds.

A bicycle maintainence course available during half term. Lasting 8 hrs (2hrs/session) on Feb. 12 – 16th. Qualification available, keep the bike you repaired, plan and take part in a bike ride. Venues: Capital of Cycling Hall Ings BD1 5SD Buchan Towers Radwell Drive BD5 0Qs Contact: anthony@margaretcareyfoundation.org.uk or 07541 093660 You have to be …

Launch of Confident Commuter Project

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our Confident Commuter project! This is an exciting package of events, activities and resources that Capital of Cycling will be offering throughout Bradford District with the aim of supporting more people to cycle for work and as a general utility. Join a Bike Bus! A key part of …

Kids Learn to Balance Sessions

(Feb Half Term 2018) – BalanceAbility Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th February Sessions: 11am-Noon Noon-1pm 1pm-2pm 2-3pm Only £4 per session (£3 for siblings) For 2-6 year olds who haven’t yet learned to ride a bike. All equipment provided. VENUE: Capital of Cycling Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 5SD Places Limited. To book ring …

FREE Cycle Training

EXTENDED FOR FEB 2018 We’re delighted to announce that you can now sign up for free adult cycle training here at Capital of Cycling.  Places are limited so sign up right away to avoid being disappointed. You just have to be 16 or over and live in West Yorkshire to qualify. Currently sessions are planned …

Recycled Bikes Sale with Bradford Bikery

The Great Capital of Cycling Charity Bike Sale! For the three Saturdays on the run up to Christmas we are hosting a recycled, refurbished charity bike sale.  Facilitated by Bradford Bikery and Margaret Carey Foundation (MCF). A wide selection of mid range mountain bikes, kids bikes and miscellaneous bike will be available.  All adult bikes …

Chris Boardman Presents us with Cycling UK Best Achievement Award

We were immensely proud to travel to Birmingham the other weekend to receive an award from Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman.  We took the opportunity to grab a few pictures of Chris by our banners!  We were also pleased to meet Lee Craigie who is a highly accomplished Cyclo-Cross champion who is now inspiring girls …