Cycling for all in Devizes and beyond
SUNDAY 28 August
Bank Holiday Family Bike Ride
Our next Devizes Family Bike Ride (which includes Rusty Returners, Wobblers and those of a nervous disposition) 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.
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!
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.
Fine tuning before you set off
Meet Neil Daycock who will bring The 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 email@example.com.
THURSDAY 7 July, 4 August, 1 September
All start at 6.15pm
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY 12 June
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
Contact organiser: Tony Cosstick on email@example.com
Time to Cycle
28 April 2016
ABOVE: Climate Ride sets off from Long Street to Merthyr Tydfil