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Find out more about e-bikes and electric vehicles on Clean Air day!

On Clean Air Day, June 21, the council's Go Cycle team will be hosting an event in the town centre, giving local people the chance to trial an electric bike or cargo bike and to also find out more about electric vehicles.

The team will be in the Ancient Market from 10am to 4pm on Thursday June 21 - pop by and find out more about sustainable travel options in the borough.

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New Malden to Raynes Park Cycleway to go ahead!

A new Cycle path linking New Malden and Raynes Park has been given the green light. 

Kingston councillors voted unanimously to approve plans to build the 1.2 km path that would run from New Malden Station to Raynes Park Recreation Ground. All that was left was for Merton Council to give the green light, something it did last week.

You can read the full article, as reported in the Surrey Comet here

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Njinga launches its Ride London Training Programme

Njinga have just announced the launch of their 2018 signature 8-week Group Training Programme  - perfectly timed and designed for every level of rider to either complete Ride London in their fastest ever time or simply complete it for the first time.

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Njinga Cycling announces a new service - The Cyclist MOT assessment

If you've reached the stage where you want to take your cycling a bit more seriously, you may be interested in this new service from Njinga Cycling.

The new Cyclist MOT Assessment is an opportunity to meet their highly experienced Coaches to review every aspect of your current level of cycling. 

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Roads with most cyclists are 13% safer for riders, new survey says

This article appeared in yesterday's Evening Standard.

 A pioneering study into the risks of cycling in London reveals that “safety in numbers” protects riders from injury.

Roads with more cyclists are 13 per cent safer — probably because drivers are more aware, or because cyclists shield each other by riding in a “protective ring”.

Dr Rachel Aldred, a transport expert at the University of Westminster, who led the research, said: “A street with 1,000 cyclists per day is 13 per cent safer than one with 500 cyclists per day.”

You can read the full article here

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A History of Cycling in Kingston on YouTube

Wheels of Time is an excellent short video produced by the Community Brain and well worth a few minutes of your time.

And if this whets your appetite, why not find out more at the Wheels of time exhibition at the Museum of the futures in Surbiton? The exhibition closes soon, but it will be running on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Full details here.

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Cycling strategy must go further, London Assembly tells mayor

This detailed article in TransportXtra gives the lowdown on the London Assembly's recent report on the Mini Hollands Scheme. You can read the full article here.

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How to become a better cyclist, from a world record holder

In this practical and useful Evening Standard article, Mark Beaumont, who recently cycled around the world in the quickest time ever, has provided his top tips on how to improve your cycling ability, for any discipline, be it everyday cycling, commuting, long-distance road biking, mountain biking etc etc.

You can read the full article here

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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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