Campaign to feature in Capital of Cycling Day this Friday

By | September 18, 2017

The Bradford Cycling Campaign will be involved in the Capital of Cycling Day of Action on Friday 22nd September. We’ll be there all day if you’d like to come and chat with us, but we will be specifically hosting a stand from 6pm (for an hour of networking of cycling organisations). This is to be followed by a talk from the inspirational Imran Mughal, a round the world cyclist.

Book your free tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cycling-get-together-talk-with-imran-mughal-and-films-tickets-37872036280

 

Full Programme: Day of Action, BBQ, Talk and Film

A full day of fun and action, featuring a BBQ and evening talk from local cycling icon and round the world cyclist Imran Mughal. Stay for the day or drop in and go away!

Meet some of Bradford’s many cycling organisations. Everyone is welcome who wants to hear an inspirational speaker or is interested in the benefits of cycling for fun, health and wellbeing. Oh – and ping pong tables are available all day.

Imran Mughal: Inspirational Talk – Round the World Cyclist

All events are pay as you feel, donations welcome! Food is ‘pot-luck’ with some provided (contribution of a dish or a bottle are invited). Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

10:30 Bikery: Bike Stripping and Help at the Hub

Come along and help us strip useful parts from bikes that we’re unable to repair and learn about bikes and workshop tools. if you don’t have any experience this is a good opportunity to get your hands dirty as it doesn’t matter if you mess something up!

There are plenty of other things around the hub that need doing if you’re in the mood to volunteer your help.

12:30 Pot Luck Lunch

A bring and share social lunch. Dazzle us with your culinary delights or simply grab something from a local shop.

2-5 pm Bikery – Public Fix and Learn Workshop

Bring along your bike to fix or fine tune or help fix some of the many broken bikes for other potential cyclists in need. Use our workstands and tools with the support of our friendly mechanics. A great opportunity to learn a bit whilst helping recycle bikes saved from landfill. We have second hand parts and consumables such as brake blocks and cables.

4:30 pm BBQ

We light the BBQ in Bradford’s most secret ‘garden’.

6 pm Cycling Organisations and Networking

All clubs and organisations in the district with an interest in bikes are invited to present their publicity and media materials. (Contact info@capitalofcycling.org if you want to book a space or screen a short film). Learn about local cycling organisations, see what they can offer you or how you can help them.

7 pm Talk: Around the World with Imran Mughal

Local round the world cyclist Imran Mughal spent 15 months cycling 25,000 miles through 33 countries after being made redundant. He survived a terrifying ordeal at gunpoint in Bosnia, deadly spiders in the Australian outback and 53-degree heat in the Oman desert and cycling through monsoons in Indonesia.

“I will never have this drive to just want materialistic things like I used to. I think what I’ll always take with me for the rest of my life from this journey is the kindness and hospitality of people in general and how little we need in life as well.”

7:45 pm Film: Bikes Vs Cars

To round off the day we are showing Bikes Vs Cars. This compelling documentary gives testimony to the environmental impact of cars and the transport solutions offered by cycling.

9:15 pm Finish

Address: Bradford Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, BD1 5SD (directly behind the interchange, under the NCP car park, next door to The Bradford Hotel).

Contact: info@capitalofcycling.org or ring Dave on 07743471764 if you have any questions or wish your organisation to be represented at the event.

Eventbrite Booking only necessary for Evening (6pm onwards) but you can confirm your attendance for the day as a whole (10:30 onwards) on our Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1769599333338234

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