Cycling for all in Devizes and beyond 

Next Events

SUNDAY 28 August

Bank Holiday Family Bike Ride

DFCR Poster August web

Our next Devizes Family Bike Ride (which includes Rusty Returners) once again enjoys the stunning countryside along the Kennet and Avon Canal.  Christopher Hazelwood, who leads this month's ride, is offering a choice of  2 rides.

Starting point
Registration is at 9:30am by the row of bike hoops in the car park at Devizes Wharf*, Couch Lane, Devizes  SN10 1EB.  Look out for our Cycle Devizes! banners.  

Allow up to two hours.  We're acutely aware that the Devizes Street Festival starts at noon!

Description
Route A is 6 miles: From The Wharf car park along the Kennet & Avon towpath to the bottom of the Caen Hill locks, then return up the 27 locks to the Caen Hill cafe where there are refreshments in one of Devizes's finest rural settings then back to the Wharf.

Route B is 4 miles: As for route A but shorter as we will be stopping at the Caen Hill cafe where we can enjoy waiting for those doing route A.

Terms and conditions

This ride has been organised by a member of the public.  Sustainable Devizes takes no responsibility for the quality of the experience.  Please refer to the Terms and Conditions here for more details.

Fine tuning before you set off

Meet Neil Daycock will bring  his Mobile Bike Shed for running repairs and bike first aid from 9.30am.

Pick up a Devizes town cycle map

You can pick up a cycle map for Devizes town from our events, at Wiltshire Council offices in Snuff Street, Devizes bike shops and Devizes library.  It is also available for download here.

Could you help once a year?

Can you take a turn to plan a simple family cycle ride during the summer months? Sustainable Devizes offers a small secretariat to promote and support the event but we need someone to take the lead. We are looking for two volunteers: one for September and one for October. Could that be you? Please email admin@cycledevizes.org.uk.


 

THURSDAY 7 July, 4 August, 1 September

All start at 6.15pm

Thursday pub rides web

Devizes Thursday Evening Pub Rides

Evening MTB Pub Ride on the First Thursday of each month starting from the Crammer, led by Oliver Cripps this summer.  

Rides were established last April and are informal. They are typically 2 hours and 25-20km long, finishing with a well deserved pint.

Please visit the Sky Ride website here to send a request to join.

Devizes Town Cycling Club

DTCC is a cycle club for cyclists that enjoy more challenging rides. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome.

For further information please visit their website


Past Events 

SUNDAY 31 July

Caen Hill Family Bike Trail

 

The Caen Hill trial is a lovely scenic looped ride meanders along the Caen Lock towpath through Devizes.  The ride is just under 4 miles - an easy way to get back in the saddle. 

At halfway we stop for ice cream at Caen Hill Café which offers unparalleled views down the full length of Caen Locks.  

Starting Point Devizes Wharf, Couch Lane, SN10 1EB at 9.30am.

Parking at the Wharf is free on Sundays. 

You can book ahead or just turn up and register.  Full details and route map here.     

We are very grateful to Oliver Cripps  for organising this event.

SATURDAY 18 JUNE 

Any time between 11am to 3pm

Family Cycle Trail 2016 web

Devizes Family Cycle Trail

Nearly 100 came with their kids, bike, pick up a map and entry form then follow our prize trail around the cycle routes of Devizes (route length 3.5 miles).

Read all about it in the newspaper report here.

FREE exciting goody bag given to for EVERY child that completed the routes, AND entry into a PRIZE DRAW for each successfully completed entry.

1st Prize was £35 PUSHactive sports shop gift voucher.

FREE event.  

We wish to acknowledge Public Health, Wiltshire Council and Devizes Town Council for their support.

Please link here for tips on SAFE CYCLING

Contact organiser: Simon Thompson on simonthompson@me.com 

 


 

SUNDAY 12 June  

Moonrakers Cyclo Sportiv 12Jun2016

MOONRAKERS CYCLO SPORTIVE & CHARITY RIDE

The event raised £1000 for the two charities.  Read all about it here.

2 RIDE LENGTHS: 100 km & 50 km routes 

Start/Finish: Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Training Centre Training & Development Centre, Hopton Industrial Estate, London Road, Devizes, SN10 2EU

50Km route: Steady ride for Novices and those that want a shorter ride. Circular route across the Vale of Pewsey

100Km route: Designed for the more experienced, once again crosses the Vale of Pewsey but also takes in the climbs adjacent the Alton Barnes White Horse and Westbury White Horse.

Both routes fully signed.  Feed stations provided.

Entry Fee £20 in aid of the William Wates Memorial Trust; The Firefighters Charity

For more info go to: matt12040.wix.com or you can enter directly on this link 

Contact organiser: Tony Cosstick on t.cosstick@sky.com

Time to Cycle 

28 April 2016

Time to Cycle is a group that wants to accelerate action against Climate Change. They cycled from London to the largest open cast mine in Britain: Ffos-y-Fran near Merthyr Tydfil through Devizes where they spent the night in St Andrews' Church Hall and enjoyed a meal especially preprated by Vaughan's Kitchen.  Great meeting of minds! 

Climate Ride to MerthyrT 28Apr2016

ABOVE: Climate Ride sets off from Long Street to Merthyr Tydfil