April/May Bulletin

Hi Bugsters.




This May, voters across our area go to the ballot box to elect their county councillors for the next four years - and the county councils control the vast majority of the roads and cycle tracks that we need.

The A47 is the only road near us that is controlled by central government. Almost everything else is Norfolk, Cambridgeshire or Lincolnshire County Councils.


So please do three simple things to send a message that we want space for cycling:


  1. join the Big Ride for Space for Cycling at 11am on Saturday 22 April from Lynnsport front door cycle park - this is one of dozens of parts of the Big Ride taking place in towns and cities across the country. Every rider will count!


  1. ask any county council candidates you meet or find online if they will help provide space for cycling - if you want ideas for what to ask for then find something from http://www.KLWNBUG.co.uk/space4cycling/needed/ in their area - and then tell us what they say at http://www.KLWNBUG.co.uk/space4cycling/county/


  1. Vote Bike on Thursday 4 May by looking at the candidate lists on our website and considering cycling when casting your vote.


A new bike shop is opening in Downham Market on Saturday April 8th. Tulip Mania riders may like to extend their ride to have coffee and cake on their opening day with M-Bikes, 6 High Street, Downham Market, PE38 9DB.


Are you available to marshal on Sunday April 30th during the Great East Anglian Run? If you are, please let Phil know on: Phil Davies pasdavies@btinternet.com


Early warning of Trev’s 80th Birthday ride. There’ll be an 80 mile celebration ride on Sunday 23rd July starting from Sandringham Visitors’ Centre, times and route to be confirmed later, followed by a barbecue compliments of Jo and Gen.   If you intend to ride and/or join the barbecue let Trev know on: trevorriches@talktalk.net



If you have any queries or ride suggestions, please get in touch with Pete on 01553 673647, email: peteayton@gmail.com or Trev on 01485 543706, email: trevorriches@talktalk.net


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