Bricycles AGM is on Tue 9th July at 6.15pm

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The Bugle Pub in St. Martin’s Street BN2 3HJ just off the Lewes Road in Brighton is the venue for our brief annual formal meeting. Arrive at 6.15 for a prompt 6.30 start. We will hear summary reports and elect roles for 2019-20. It’s a rule that only paid up Bricycles members can vote. This will be followed by a relaxing drink and chat open to all.

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Transport Conference on June 15th

We have to do better on transport! We need a new approach that helps people cycle, walk and get to where they want to be without destroying the countryside and having traffic everywhere. Come along and support the campaign! Come to the conference at the Brighthelm Centre in Brighton on June 15th and hear about a new perspective.  Book your ticket here! https://www.facebook.com/events/347059775923479/

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Living Coast ride needs marshals on 19 May 2019

Volunteer marshals needed urgently!

IMG_7212Would you like to help marshal a local cycling event for a good cause? This year, the “Living Coast ride” is on Sunday, 19 May, 2019.

CSS (the organisers) will generously make a donation to Bricycles of £10 for every marshal who offers their support, so it’s a bit of a fundraiser for us, too!

If you would like to marshal, please contact Chris on chris@css.bike or mobile: 07889 302229 Web: www.css.bike

Marshals needed because some volunteers have dropped out.

Details of the ride are at: https://www.bht.org.uk/greater-brighton-cycle-challenge-2019/

 

Election Hustings – The Future of Transport in Brighton & Hove

On Thursday April 25th, starts promptly at 7.30 pm till 9.00 pm at Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD. Arrive from 7 pm for tea and coffee.

Join us at a local elections hustings on transport. This is your opportunity to find out more about where the different political parties stand on local transport issues. We have invited representatives from the four main parties. Sustainable transport expert Stephen Joseph OBE will be speaking about how healthy, active and sustainable local transport has been delivered across the UK. See our Facebook page (search for Bricycles) and look for events or click: https://www.facebook.com/events/593760521098327/

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New postal address for Bricycles

January 2019

Please send completed membership forms and renewals to our new address.

1 Grangeways

Old London Road

Brighton

BN1 8XN

Also use the above postal address for any information for our general attention which cannot be sent electronically.

You can write to us at our generic email address: bricyclesbrighton@gmail.com or contact individual Bricycles officers, details on the contacts page.

Labour MPs and Green Councillors turn out for our Space for Cycling ride

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Stephen Morgan MP rides a BTN Bike Share bike on the ride.

Our Space for Cycling ride at the Labour Conference was a great success!

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In front, holding flags from left to right: Stephen Morgan MP, Andy McDonald MP, Fabian Hamilton MP, Tom Guha of Cycling UK and Becky Reynolds of Bricycles

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Andy McDonald MP for Middlesbrough, made a pledge to increase funding to £10 per person per year for cycling and walking if a Labour government were elected.

Many thanks to Andy for coming and also to Stephen Morgan MP for Portsmouth South and Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East (below).

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Fabian Hamilton MP with a BTN Bike Share bike.

We were also very glad to welcome two Brighton and Hove City Councillors who arrived on bikes, both from the Green Party: Councillor Alex Phillips and Councillor Dick Page.  

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Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner also stopped by for a chat!

Many thanks to Tom Guha from Cycling UK for arranging the speakers. Cycling UK’s press release here.

 

Space for Cycling ride on 25th September

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Don’t forget the “Space for Cycling” ride during the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

We are organising the event in collaboration with Cycling UK, the national cycling charity.

It’s not party political, but we do want to ensure that cycling is on everyone’s political agenda!

We are inviting Labour Party delegates, Brighton and Hove City Councillors and MPs from every party to join us.

The details are on Facebook and below:

Meet opposite the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel on the seafront cycle track on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

We will have photos and a mini ride to Hove and back.

Space for Cycling encourages the politicians (of whatever persuasion) to make cycle-friendly decisions i.e. plan, invest, build high quality cycling infrastructure.

Come along and impress the Labour delegates with your enthusiasm for cycling!