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Pedal power: join the community bike ride

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A community bike ride from Brimscombe to Stroud is taking place this Saturday.

The event is being organised by Cargo Bikes of Stroud, the Bike Drop, a community cycle servicing and repair workshop at Brimscombe Mills, and The Electric Bike Shop in Stroud.

The ride starts from Brimscombe Mills and cyclists are invited to arrive at 10am and grab a free coffee and borrow a bike from the Bike Drop if they need one. The ride will start at 10.30 am.

The route, along the A419, starts at Brimscombe Mills (GL5 2QN) and ends at Stroud farmers’ market – about three miles in total, most of it flat. There is no charge to take part. Bikes can be locked outside the Electric Bike Shop and staff there will keep an eye on them, as long as they are removed before the end of the market (2pm).

Beki Adlam, Green district councillor for Brimscombe & Thrupp, will be taking part with her children on their cargo bike, she said: “When we decided to organise the ride there were just so many reasons behind it – the need for better infrastructure; the wish to reduce air pollution; demand for safer, pleasanter streets; helping people recharge their mental and physical health – but mostly we’re excited to get people together and have some fun. Getting around by bike is the best way to travel, and what better destination than our brilliant farmers’ market?”

Beki is pictured with her cargo bike, outside the Electric Bike Shop in Stroud.

For more information on the ride, contact Beki at cllr.rebecca.aldam@stroud.gov.uk 

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