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11 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.

Join the Better Bike Social: Brighton – Thursday Session for 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
Iliana Koutsou from Bricyles presenting Kidical Mass. Bricyles is the city’s 40 year old cycling campaign and they’re stil at it trying to make it safer for everyone to cycle in the city. An inclusive membership organisation who managed the first two children and families’ protest bike rides to ask for safter cycling infratsture in the city. In April 2024 they had over 400 cyclists join in the fun!
Cicely Lloyd pressenting the BMWs! (Brighton Multicultural Womens Cycle club)The BMWs is a community group which provides a friendly and supportive space for women from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds to learn to cycle and develop confidence in cycling. Hear about how & why they started, what they have achieved and what they hope for the future.
Tom Lawton presenting FareShare Sussex and Surrey’s cargo bike project. How a team of bike volunteers deliver tonnes of suprlus food to charities and organisations around the city. Cutting carbon, keeping fit and feeding those in need.
Minesh Agnihotri will explain why and what Zedify’s e-cargo bike delivery service achieves every day across the city with it’s team of dedcated dleivery drivers.
Q&A with all the speakers – Compered by Kelly Dibbert
Food very kindlysponsored by Happy Maki – vegan sushi of your dreams ! 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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