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How we can help make roads safer for our children

Following the success seen in Holland, Yannick Read, a local road safety campaigner is planning to make a film looking at road danger reduction. It will show how we can retake the streets back from cars as well address the big issue of air pollution.

To help get this potentially important film made, Yannick has put together some compelling information on his crowd funding campaign here.

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Join us on the Njinga Santa Charity Cycle!

Help spread a little joy and festive spirit this Christmas time by joining over 100 cycling Santas for Njinga’s FREE Santa Charity Cycle in aid of the Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice.

Njinga Cycling are hosting their 6th Annual Charity Santa Cycle on Saturday 1st December starting in Richmond. After the huge success of their 5 previous Santa charity cycles, they are back bigger than ever this year once again helping to spread the Christmas joy to all the children at the Hospice.

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Dont miss the big last day of Surbiton Festival!

The big last day of the festival is on Saturday 29th September.

Along with all the other activities going on at the festival, including parades, music and much, much more, the Go Cycle team will have a stand in St Andrews Square. You can ask Dr Bike to check and do minor repairs on your bike, have it security coded by the bike marking team, have a ride on a static bike, and generally get any of your cycling questions or issues answered by the Go Cycle Ambassadors.

More details here.

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Explore London through the National Cycling Network!

Did you know about the National Cycling Network? It's a wonderful network of safe, traffic-free paths and quiet on-road cycling and walking routes. Its 14,000 miles criss-cross the country, linking up villages, towns and cities.

Whether it's Kingston to Hampton Court, Hampton Court to Putney, Kingston to Oxford via Windsor and Reading, or even London to Fishguard (Wales!) there's bound to be a route to suit you.

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Bike Maintenance Training Course in September!

The Royal Borough of Kingston's Cycle Team are holding another of their ever popular Bike Maintenance Courses on Saturday September 22nd. The course will run at a local venue from 9:00 - 13:00.

This course is hands on and you are encouraged to bring and work on your own bike. It's a great introduction to basic bike maintenance and can really help you save on costly repair bills. If you are interested then you can find the booking form here

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Cycling is the healthiest way to get around and makes you thinner!

Two new studies carried out on 8000 people across 7 European cities by the EU-funded project PASTA (Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches) show what many of us already believe.

The first shows that not only is cycling healthy, it is also associated with better general and mental health, greater vitality, lower stress and fewer feelings of loneliness.

The second study looks at the issue of obesity. 2000 urban dwellers who switched from driving to cycling lost an average of .75 kg (1.6 pounds) and BMI decreased by 0.24.

You can read a more detailed article about the studies here

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Make August your walking month!

There is strong evidence to show that physical activity such as walking helps to get the heart and muscles working and thus can lead to an increased life expectancy. Walking can be enough exercise to maintain a fit and healthy body no matter how old you are.

Suggested walksThere's a series of five maps of walking routes alongside the river, through parks, the local countryside and historic Kingston. Download the maps here.

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RideLondon comes to Kingston this Sunday!

Kingston is all set to welcome thousands of RideLondon cyclists on Sunday 29 July. As we are the only borough through which the race passes twice, there are many exciting events happening in town centre on the day

Read more about road closures and where to watch the race.

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Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

Get involved?

Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on info@cyclekingston.net with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.

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