On Sunday 17th July, Darlovelo will be taking a family friendly ride from South Park clock tower to the Broken Scar picnic site. Bring yourself, a bike, a friend and their bike, bring some food too. Start time is 12:30, and you can sign up on the ride’s facebook page.
Darlovelo, in conjunction with Bike Stop, is organising a Cycle Treasure Hunt on 27th June to help inform local decision makers about the good and the bad for everyday cycling in the town. Councillors and officers from Darlington Borough Council, as well as a representative of the town’s fire service, are being being invited to join a small group of local cyclists on a series of typical everyday cycle journeys – going to school, shopping, calling in at a café and so on.
The ride, which will take no more than two hours, kicks off at 10am from BikeStop in Skinnergate. If you are a local cyclist and would like to help out with the event, drop us an email for more details.
Do the police in Darlington treat road crime as real crime?
Or do they treat the danger vulnerable road users face as none of their business?
Cycling UK asked the candidates for PCC in our area to commit to a minimum staffing of road policing units and an increase in the road policing budget. None of the candidates have replied.
Please use and share the link below to ask the people who are asking for your vote what they will do to treat road crime seriously.
Government, employers and schools should encourage and facilitate the use of public transport and active travel options like walking and cycling. Active travel also increases physical activity, which will have major health benefits for everyone. Local transport plans, especially in deprived areas, should:
- expand cycle networks
- require cycle training at school
- promote safe alternatives to the ‘school run’, based on walking, public transport and cycling instead of cars
- encourage employers to support alternatives to commuting by car
- promote leisure cycling
- develop ‘islands’ of space away from traffic, for safer walking and cycling.
The 2013 Annual General Meeting of Darlovelo will be held on Thursday 3rd October, starting at 7pm. This year, we are holding our AGM at the wonderful Clervaux Café, 38 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington. The agenda for the evening will be as follows:
2. Appointment of chair and secretary for the meeting
3. Notes of 2012 AGM
4. Chair’s Report
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Motions from the Floor (if any)
7. Election of Officers & Appointment of Directors
8. On-street Bicycle Hire Feasibility Study Report
9. Any Other Business
The AGM will be followed by a buffet provided by Clervaux Café, and drinks provided by Darlovelo members and supporters. The buffet will be free for all Darlovelo members, and £10 for non-members. If you are not a current member, you can join Darlovelo at the door for £5 or online. Please bring along your favourite beverage (non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the café). Clervaux will be happy to open and serve it!
IF YOU ARE COMING, PLEASE REPLY TO
BY 30TH SEPTEMBER
WE NEED TO CONFIRM BUFFET NUMBERS!