With summer approaching the up-coming musical festival season will be up and running with events starting from May onwards. Over recent years, the more environmental friendly of promoters and organisers have been encouraging festival goers to cycle to their events by offering secure cycle parking facilities and dedicated campsites for cyclists.
It’s that time again for some bite-sized biking nuggets from us here at Going Going Bike. We hope you enjoy this week’s selections.
Bikeability, the cycling proficiency training scheme for children, is to receive an extra £2m of funding in the next two financial years as the government seeks to get more children cycling. The move follows evidence collated for the Department of Transport that higher levels of Bikeability funding does result in increases in cycling to secondary school.
Once again it’s time for our usual mix of bite-sized bike-related items that we hope will bring a smile to your weekend. Enjoy.
Bike crime appears to be mirroring the practices of organised criminal behaviour with news from Bristol that mountain bike owners there are being targeted by criminals for burglaries/thefts of bikes within their own homes.
An interesting project up in the Yorkshire Dales could potentially be of benefit to electric bike users and bike tourism around the Dales.
The Welsh Government has announced funding of £5m which will be allocated to local authorities in Wales to help them develop safe walking and cycling routes across the country.
We’re always keen to bring you bike crime stories here on Going Going Bike but the following story of a bike theft by a tricycle-riding 10-year old is probably the most bizarre story we’ve ever brought you. This is no April Fool either, it actually happened in the US last week.
Paying homage to the Tour of Flanders, that was taking place as we rode, a dozen Casual Riders set off in the sun on a testing parcours that began in East London.