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Pass Wide and Slow Group Ride (19th September)

Pass Wide and Slow (PWAS) is a national event organised by a network of horse riders. On the 19th September they are organising group rides to convey the message to motorists that they need to slow down and give a wide berth. Of course, cyclists are vulnerable road users as well, and support the spreading …

Clean Air Day Activities – Thu – 17th June 2021.

Clean Air Day Logo 2021

From 1pm Capital of Cycling staff and volunteers from Clean Air Bradford and other local groups will be in Lister Park, by the cafe by Cartwright Hall. As part of our Big Bike Revival Programme, we’re taking action on Clean Air Day to help raise awareness of the importance of clean air and the environment …

Big Bike Revival – Bike Health Checks

[THIS PAGE IS NOT CURRENT} We’re currently running free minor repairs and maintenance checks on Fridays for the rest of the year. You just need to drop your bike down to us in the morning on Thursday or Friday and leave a few contact details with us. We will do our best to fix your …

Mon 26th October – Bikeability Level 1 (Ages 10-12)

Aimed at school aged kids (ages 10-12). We would also consider kids 9-13 if there are enough places). All kit is provided but you need to bring a face mask and if you have one, your own helmet. About the course The Bikeability Level 1 course aims to develop mastery in cycle handling in an …

Bingley Belles – Local Club Spotlight

We recently had the pleasure of doing a short presentation for Bingley Belle’s AGM. Following conversations with their members, we decided we would ‘affiliate’ with them as they are doing great stuff for cycling within the Bradford District. If you live in or near Bingley, they could just be the group for you! We were …

Adult Lessons are back!

Lesson in progress

We’re offering Adult Learn to Ride and Adult Confidence Building Cycle Lessons once again, and they’re running on Thursdays. We’re limiting group sizes to four and doing what we can to make the activities as safe as possible, and being as cautious as possible – but we think it’s time. More about safety procedures are …

Covid-19 Mutual Aid – NHS and key worker bike loans

About the scheme Capital of Cycling is working with other charities and volunteers to offer free bike loans to support NHS staff, carers and key workers across Bradford (www.capitalofcycling.org/nhs). Over 100 bikes have already been loaned. Those benefiting have included cleaners, a clinical director, nurses, doctors, GPs, emergency care assistants, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Many …

COVID-19 Statement

Updated 19th July 2021 Although certain legal restrictions have ended, Capital of Cycling is continuing to help prevent the spread of Covid 19 by remaining cautious. We require anyone entering the building to abide by this. We will still: Require face coverings indoors Run sessions with small groups only Encourage home and flexible working Limit …

Refugee Bikes Project Fundraiser

We’re hoping to re-start a bike gifting project for asylum seekers and refugees soon. We did some major gifting work in 2017 thanks to the generosity of the Margaret Carey Foundation and a small grant from Cycling UK. The need has not gone away and we hope to do the same in 2020. Asylum seekers …