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Brighton – Wheely into it…

Enjoy the ride

Enjoy the ride

The great thing about cycling is that everyone can get involved. Mums and dads, children and families, it really is the sport for all. Well, this week it’s Team Green Britain Bike Week, and as expected Brighton is leading the way.

Visitors to the town are likely to see a cycling event of some sort. Here’s what’s going on, and how you can get involved.

Bike Week Breakfast

Free fodder for people cycling to work. Tues at the Loving Hut cafe on St Peter’s Place, near the Level (7.30-10am) and on Thurs at the back entrance to Brighton station. And again on Fri at the Meeting Place cafe, Peace Statue, Hove seafront. (7.30-10am) – If you are bringing your bikes on the train, check it out.

Free Spinning Sessions

Taking a stroll along the prom, keep an eye out for the free spinning sessions run at the new bandstand.

Let's ride

Let's ride!

Bike Doctor

Appearing at cycling events around town is Dr Bike. This super-qualified bike technician can give your rusting steed a tune up and have it rolling again.

Changing gear

Get dressed up for a photo shoot with your bike.  Live music and fun and games, in the centre of town next to St Peter’s Church (12-4pm).

Free film at the Duke of York

A one-off screening of the 1948 silent comedy classic Jour de Fete and another chance to get your bike in with Dr Bike.

Capital to Coast Cycle Challenge for Charity

If you really love your riding and want to help raise money for charity, then there’s this ride on Sunday 27 June, with three different routes to suit.

http://www.capitaltocoast.org.uk/

Now, if cycling in a new town seems a little daunting, just call these guys and girls who can sort you out with some private tuition.

http://www.bikeforlife.org.uk/

And if you want to hire a bike or two, Go Cycles at the Marina is always really helpful.

http://www.gocyclebikehire.com/

As a designated cycle town, Brighton is helping lead the way in sustainable transport, so do your bit and enjoy the ride.

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