Family and Leisure

David with his vintage Raleigh in 'cafe racer' style
Jole Rider (pronounced Jolly Rider) is a charity that targets Africa to improve education and wellbeing in young people. This is mainly done by fixing up donated bikes and shipping them to Africa for kids to use for cycling to school. So to find out more, I met their lead mechanic for a bike ride.

 
 
Cycling in the Chilterns
Thinking of touring around the South East of England? With good train and bus links to either the Bucks, Herts or Wokingham end of the Chilterns, it's worth an explore. Here is a basic guide to some of the listed routes around the Chilterns.

 
 
Wheely Wonderful Cycling - 31 Oct 2012 - Map Feature

 
 
Drover Cycles - 31 Oct 2012 - Map Feature

 
 
Bideford Bicycle Hire - 30 Oct 2012 - Map Feature

 
 
Forest Cycle Hire - 30 Oct 2012 - Map Feature

 
 
Emily leads a group of mums cycling with their kids
Cycling UK is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily lives and the benefits are huge. Lee and Emily's story is a great example.

 
 
A group of riders in front of the O2 arena in London
CTC’s expanded programme of cycling has reached over 1,000 people in Essex this year, thanks to additional funding from Essex County Council, Anglian Community Enterprise and Colchester Garrison.

 
 
Women cycling in Palmer Park, Reading
Women in Reading cycle for Syria - 26 Oct 2012 - News
Smoothies were a key ingredient for a group of women in Reading who joined together for a worthy cause: to cycle the distance from Damascus to Palestine in a single Sunday afternoon to raise money for the British Red Cross.

 
 
Sunny cycling in High Woods Country Park
CTC’s recent cycle ride in High Woods Country Park has appeared on the front page of the widely-read Elite community magazine in Colchester.

 
 
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