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10 July @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Logo of Better Bike Social in blue on pink backgroundA pop-up festival of the bike; a gathering of multiple voices across a range of events, exhibitions, activities, seminars, group rides, and workshops.

Better Bike Social: Brighton presents an evening of all things bikes and socialising. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone who loves two wheels. Connect with fellow bike enthusiasts, share stories, and maybe even pick up some tips and tricks. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bond over our mutual love for cycling. See you there!

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Speakers
MichaΕ‚ Winiarczyk: Be inspired to go on an adventure! Michal will present his experience of cycling across Greece with the “Thighs of Steel” charity in 2023.101 participants rode a total of 3,406 miles from Glasgow to Athens over 50 days and raised a total of Β£109,298 for grassroots refugee projects through the MASS Action charity.
Witness the challenge, the camaraderie, sweat and tears and the incredible sense of accomplishment in his short presentation.
Karen Poley: Sussex Blazing Saddles Heritage Project exploring the pioneering heritage of women & cycling since the 19th century. The role of cycling in the suffrage movement and the transformation of clothing and society across Sussex & the UK as a result. In 2024, we’re delving into local stories, creating story maps & cycle routes, running sewing workshops & free, outdoor performances in Worthing, Brighton & Hove, Newhaven & Bexhill.
Nick Sayers is a Brighton science-artist and maker who makes art projects and interactive experiences using bikes and other recycled materials. His projects include Bicycle Spirograph drawing machines, bike cog animations and Cycle The Solar System. He will present a slideshow of his work and demonstrate some of his machines. He is also a transport activist, founder/organiser of Brighton Naked Bike Ride, Kidical Mass and Low Tide Bike Ride.
Andy Keetch is a Brighton based, bike loving adventurer, with a curious heart. His talk will cover how a mix of local bike, and much longer adventures, help maintain good mental and physical health.
Q&A with all the speakers compered by Kelly Dibbert
Nibbles very kindly provided by Purezza – vegan pizza from heaven! Thanks folks.

The festival is a not-for-profit programme of inter-linked flash events and venues, with a single purpose to celebrate the many ways in which β€˜BIKES MAKE LIFE BETTER’; an opportunity to bring a broad community of people together to exchange passions, interests, knowledge and experience across a spectrum of bicycle related themes.
This is a self-initiated, grass roots, not-for-profit cultural programme. The events will be largely free to attend through a simple ticket booking system, with a programme which will continuously evolve, and will β€˜pop-up’ at different times of the year.
It is fully supported by Bricycles, providing speakers from the team and funding to help defray expenses. The BETTER BIKE SOCIAL will explore how pedestrian and bicycle prioritised city planning is better at creating more inclusive and accessible neighbourhoods.

Four icons representing the themes of Better Bikes Social - rides, workshops, talks, food

We will study bicycle mechanics and repair techniques. We will exchange stories of our adventures. We will simultaneously explore the city with SLOW rides and the countryside with FASTER RIDES through organised routes and guided tours. We will dazzle with self build bike projects. We will have OPEN MIC events and debates. We will have round table discussions. We will exhibit local and international artists who capture bike culture. We will sell second hand and vintage pieces. We will show archived footage of classic races, alongside classic bicycle themed films….and much more.

Venue

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Castle Square House, 9 Castle Square
Brighton, BN1 1EG United Kingdom
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