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Cycling to COP26

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, between 31 October and 12 November 2021, under the presidency of the United Kingdom. In order to raise awareness of the need to decarbonise …

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 …

Women’s only cycle sessions starting soon!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce we have been awarded Sport England “This Girl Can” funding to run sessions gettting women who are not confident cycling out on their bikes. We will be offering 10 cohorts of women five sessions to get them out and about on the bikes. The sessions will include basic bike …

Spokes not blokes

We are starting a new monthly drop-in for all women, non-binary & trans folks to learn about fixing bikes in a welcoming, safe space. Booking a space means you’ll have a work stand in the workshop to repair your bike with some support from us. You’ll be able to repair your own bike and learn …

Family Attachments Session – 15th Aug 2021 11am-3pm

Ever Fancied Riding with your kids but don’t know where to start?Come along to Roberts Park this Sunday between 11am and 3pm and you can try out a range of attachments for bikes – which you can put your kids in! Bike trailers, Bike seats (front and back), Tag-Alongs, a Trail-Gator and more.  Also try …

Capital of Cycling receive award from MP

We were thrilled to be presented an award by Imran Hussain MP at Feversham Primary School for our work helping them set up an after school club. Thanks to Feversham Primary and Imran Hussain MPand the kind words said, thanks for the opportunity tocelebrate a successful community partnership which hasgiven so many pupils access to …

Cathedral Ride 3rd June

Capital of Cycling were thrilled to be asked to support the Bradford to Wakefield leg of the national Cathedral Cycle Relay Ride during Bike Week 2021. The Cathedral Route is a 1825 mile cycle route linking all 42 English Cathedrals which can be done on a mixture of quiet roads and cycle paths where possible. …

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 …

Introduction to Cycle Touring Webinar

Fancy cycle-touring but don’t know where to start? We bring you an introduction to getting started, covering topics such as bike maintenance and making sure your bike is road worthy, bike packing – what to pack and how to pack it, route planning and more. All interspersed with our panellist’s tales of their own adventures. …

Is it safe though?

I still remember a conversation I had a few years ago. I was getting ready for work and a male relative who was visiting asked how I was getting to work that day. “Oh, I’m going to cycle in” I replied, thinking nothing of it. “Is that safe?!” he asked. In discussions about women cycling, …