Now entering its seventh year, the Royal Borough’s Bikeminded campaign to get people cycling is kicking off 2017 with commuter rides, an eBike loan offer, cycle skills and the return of the Bikeminded Film Club.

New to cycling?

To help local residents get in the saddle, Bikeminded offer all new cyclists free lights to help them keep safe in the dark. Simply email cycling@rbkc.gov.uk with the subject line ‘NEW RESIDENT’ to add a little light to your nighttime journeys.

Want to upskill?

Got all the gear, but want a better idea? If so, Bikeminded offer a free, be-spoke 2-hour session with experienced cycle trainers for people who work, live and study in the borough.

Training can take place at a convenient location to you and at a time that suits your needs. For more information on the offer, check out Bikeminded’s Cycle Skills page.

You can also join Bikeminded on their Monday Commuter Rides and ride with others along the route from Shepherd’s Bush Library (W12) to Blackfriars Bridge. The route uses quiet roads and parks where possible, depending on where people want to be dropped off.

You can register for the event, view and suggest pick up/drop off points online.

Or get green…

The Council also has 3 eBikes that are available to loan for residents and businesses. These electric bikes are sure to get you through any journey around London and come with an optional trailer. For more information, check out the eBike Loan page.

And when you’re all cycled out, 2017 sees the Bikeminded Film Club return for the fourth year, and the first film is definitely one you want to phone home about…

On Tuesday, 31 January, ‘E.T. The Extra-terrestrial’ comes to Kensington Central Library at 7.30pm.

Tickets are free, but registration via Eventbrite is essential.

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