Diary

5 - 24 June 2017 - Putnoe Library Exhibition [Local]

CCNB will have a small exhibition in Putnoe Library promoting urban cycling as part of Bike Week.

Wednesday 7 - Sunday 11 June 2017 - The Women's UK Cycle Tour [National/International]

After the success of 2014s inaugural event which saw a stage finish in Bedford the fourth edition of The Women’s Tour will take place in June 2017. See the The Women's Tour website for full details of this international event.

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 June 2017 - International Kite Festival [Local]

The Bedford International Kite Festival returns to Russell Park on the 10 & 11 June 2017. As in previous festivals the event will showcase kites from the four corners of the globe including America, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium as well as flyers from across the UK. Go there by bicycle.

10 - 18 June 2017 - National Bike Week [Local/National]

See the Bike Week website for full details of this national event.

Wednesday 21 June 2017 - CCNB's 'Longest Day' Bike Ride [Local]

This years 'Not Quite the Longest Day' bike ride jointly with CTC Beds (Cycling UK) is actually on the 'Longest Day' on Wednesday 21 June 2017 and will start from the Priory Park Visitor Centre at 6.30pm and as before proceed along Route 51 and the circular riverside route to Willington where we will take a short break before returning by the direct route.

1 July - 23 July 2017 - Tour de France [National/International]

With 2014's first three stages in England now a distant memory, the 2017 104th tour will start with three stages from Dusseldorf in Germany.

See the Tour de France website for full details of this international event.

Thursday 6 July 2017 - Shakespeare at Russell Park [Local]

Join the HandleBards in the lovely Russell Park's Kiosk in the Park for their all-male, bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Price £12, children under 16 years old free. For details see the HandleBards website.

Saturday 15 July 2017 - Multicultural Parade [Local]

Queen’s Park Community Orchard (QPCO) will once again be having a family event at The Slipe between 3 and 5.30pm and running a Multicultural parade starting from Tesco in Midland Road starting at 2pm. All cyclists are invited to participate.

Wednesday 19 July 2017 - Ageing Well Festival and Exhibition [Local]

Bedfordshire Age UK and Bedford Borough's Ageing Well event takes place on Wednesday 19 July 2017 at the Corn Exchange in St Paul's Square. CCNB will be sharing a stand at the event with CTC Beds (Cycling UK).

3 - 10 September 2017 - Tour of Britain [National]

See the Tour of Britain website for full details of this international event.

Saturday 9 September 2017 - Bike 'n Hike [Local/National]

The annual Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust sponsored ride for Charity.

Full information is available on their website.

Wednesday 13 September 2017 - Cycle to Work Day [National]

Cycle to Work Day is a national event which aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

Full information is available on the Cycle to Work website.

16 - 22 September 2017 - European Mobility Week [International/National]

The focus of this year’s campaign is under the theme of clean, shared and intelligent mobility, as encapsulated by the slogan ''Sharing gets you further'. By using shared forms of transport we can reduce our expenses and lower our carbon footprint. Best of all, we can meet new people and make our journey more sociable.

Full information can be found on the Mobility Week website.

22 - 24 September 2017 - The Cycle Show [National]

This year's show is again at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. Full information can be obtained from the Cycle Show website.

20 - 26 November 2017 - Road Safety Week [National]

Road Safety Week, set up by Brake in 1997, aims to raise awareness of road safety and improve safety on UK roads. It takes place in November each year and aims to give everyone an opportunity to promote road safety in their community, school or company.

The theme for 2017 is ‘Speed Down Saves Lives’.

To find out more and take part, go to the information-packed Road Safety Week website.

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