Oxford Bike Week encourages people from all walks of life to get on their bike and start cycling. A week of free, bike related events from 10th -18th June, events range from workshops on how to fix that broken bike in your garage, to a full on overnight dash to Dorset.
The week starts with the Big Green Day out on Broad Street from 10am. Try different bikes or explore cycle related art. If you want to get your bike set up for the week (or the summer?) Broken Spoke are running supported access at their repair workshop on Pembroke St. Learn to fix your bike! On Sunday 11th June is the Cowley Road Condor’s Newbies ride – hugely popular last year - for your first friendly foray into group riding.
Monday 12 June by popular acclaim is the Cyclox Traffic light free ride – a circumnavigation of oxford with no traffic lights. On Tuesday, there’s a women only wildlife ride, for beginners looking to get back on a bike and see some countryside. A key theme this year is science and the environment with rides to solar farms, wind farms and a hydro-electric plant. Finally, squeezing outside of bike week but returning for the 6th year running is our Solstice dawn ride to Boar’s Hill on 21st June.
See www.oxfordbikeweek.co.uk for more details on these and many other events.
Oxford Bike Week is run by a group of volunteers from across Oxford’s cycling organisations, including Sustrans, Cyclox, Broken Spoke, Cowley Road Condors, Isis Cyclists, and Cycling UK.