On your bike
23rd June 2009
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They say there are some things you never forget, like riding a bike. But what if you’ve never really learned to ride a bike? Well, many Richmond residents have now had that chance.

On Saturday 20th June the Ethnic Minorities Advocacy Group staged its sixth annual ‘Cycling Across Cultures’ day, to teach people of all ages and backgrounds about the perks of pedal power.

Richmond borough residents were able to borrow a bike for the day to perfect their cycling proficiency around a short practice course, picking up some helpful tips from experienced cyclists along the way.

There was also a selection of stalls with information about how to lead a healthier, cheaper, greener lifestyle by leaving the car at home and incorporating cycling or walking into your daily routine.

Councillor David Trigg, Richmond Council’s cabinet member for Traffic, Travel and Parking, said: “Cycling is open to absolutely everyone, and after you’ve built up that extra bit of confidence, you’ll find you’re out of the car, with all the environmental and money-saving benefits that go with it.”

The event took place between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 20th June, at Kingston Gate, Richmond Park, and was open to everyone. Better still, it was completely free of charge.  

With the gorgeous weather that graced the weekend, it was no surprise so many residents and their families chose to pack a picnic and get on their bikes!

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Nick T

Member since: 10th July 2012

I launched The Best of Richmond in 2005 and am passionate about supporting all things local. In particular, we work hard to showcase the best local businesses who give the borough its character and make...

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