Get on your bike for Car Free Day

Posted: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:21

Get on your bike for Car Free Day

A community cycling group is inviting Norwich residents to explore the fine city on two wheels as it celebrates Car Free Day this weekend - with a free breakfast thrown in.

Marlpit Cycling Hub will run group rides to and from its base at Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Road on Sunday, September 22, with rides setting off from Grapes Hill Community Garden at 9.30am and the UEA's Dr Bike Repair Centre at 10.30am.

Free breakfast, police bike marking, and safety checks will be on offer at the Hub between 10am and 1pm, along with the chance to join groups pedalling to Drayton and the city centre.

The event has been organised by Cycling UK and Norfolk's Pushing Ahead programme, which aims to help people across the county to take up cycling and become more confident on their bikes.

Email marlpitcommunitycentre@gmail.com to book your breakfast, sign up for a ride, or find out more about the event.

Car Free Day is a worldwide event taking place in over 2,000 cities across 46 countries, encouraging people to swap driving for more sustainable forms of transport and enjoy the benefits of cycling or walking to physical health, mental wellbeing, and the environment.

Across Norwich several roads will be closed for community street parties, including Cambridge Street and Mount Pleasant off the Unthank Road, Havelock Road and Helena Road off Earlham Road, and Cintra Road in Thorpe Hamlet, giving residents the chance to reclaim their streets and get to know each other better.

Tags: Cycling, Norwich