Free Family Bike Ride

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Free family bike ride

This year’s Crawley Family Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 26th June and includes free entrance to Nymans Gardens, owned by the National Trust.

The second annual ride is from Oriel High School in Maidenbower to Nymans Gardens in Handcross and back. Registration starts at 10am and the ride is suitable for all ages and abilities, although children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

The route follows National Cycle Route 20 and is led by experienced cyclists.

Arrival at Nymans should be at about 12 noon. The return ride starts at about 1pm with arrival back at Oriel at about 3pm. For more information visit www.crawley.gov.uk/cycling or www.horshamandcrawleyctc.org.uk

The ride is part of Bike Week, which runs from June 18-26. Another event sees Crawley Borough Council and Ahead Cycles offering a Bike Doctor service. The Bike Doctor will be beside the Bandstand in Queens Square between 11.30am and 1.30pm on Monday June 20, Wednesday June 22 and Friday June 24.

Bring your bike for a free health check and then take it with you to Ahead Cycles on The Broadway to get a 10 per cent discount on any recommended repairs and services.

Bike Buddies will also run from Three Bridges Station on Monday to Friday, leaving at 8am on two routes – one to Manor Royal Business District and one to K2 Crawley. If you want to learn the best route to work or gain confidence riding with others then join in.

Bike Week aims to promote and encourage cycling as part of everyday life and highlights the social, health, environmental and economic benefits of cycling.

Councillor Lenny Walker, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “There’s more to do in Crawley this Bike Week than ever before. The family bike ride is a great way to discover new parts of Crawley as well as visiting a nearby National Trust property, all at a leisurely pace.

“As well as the ride the Bike Doctor and Bike Buddies will help to give more local bike owners the skills and confidence to get out on two wheels this summer.”

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