2nd April 2020

Taunton gears up for Bike Week 2017

The biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK, Bike Week, takes place this month and events will be taking place in Taunton starting this weekend.

The Taunton Area Cycling Campaign, which was formed in September 2016 to promote and campaign for better recognition of cycling in Taunton and on the approaches to it, has organised a number of events in the county town including a free led ride next Sunday (18 June).

The 2017 event, which takes place from Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 June, encourages over half a million people to join in events, rethink their everyday journeys and switch to cycling as the most convenient way to get around.

Below are a list of Bike Week events taking place in Taunton this month.

Taunton Cycle Map Give Away, organised by TACC

Saturday 10 June 10:00 – 14:00

Location:  Outside Market House, Fore St, TA1 1JD

TACC members will handing out the free new Cycle Maps of Taunton which are being printed this week and giving advice on local cycling. From Monday 12 June, the maps will be available at the Tourist Office and in local bike shops. http://www.tacc.space.

Open Saturday, organised by On Your Bike

Saturday 10 June 10:00 – 15:00

Location: On Your Bike, Trinity Business Centre, South St, TA1 3BQ

Free safety checks, advice and tips, free adjustments to brakes and gears, refreshments, ‘try it out’ with tandem, ebikes and a unicycle. Bike powered smoothies. Tombola with lots of cycling related items to be won. http://on-your-bike.org/

Free Led Bike Ride, organised by Cycle Somerset

Thursday 15 June 18:00 – 19:30

Location: The Weir Cafe, French Weir Park

A ride to explore back routes around Taunton. Lesiurely and fun. Registration is essential. Visit returntocycling@gmail.com.http://www.cyclesomerset.org.uk.

Open Saturday And Bike Jumble, organised by On Your Bike  

Saturday 17 June 10:00 – 15:00

Location: On Your Bike, Trinity Business Centre, South St, TA1 3BQ

Free safety checks, advice and tips, free adjustments to brakes and gears, refreshments, ‘try it out’ with tandem, ebikes and a unicycle. Bike powered smoothies. Tombola with lots of cycling related items to be won. http://on-your-bike.org/

Free Led Ride, organised by TACC

Sunday 18 June 10:30 – 12:30

Location: Vivary Park Bandstand

A gentle loop cycle ride of 11 miles. Taking in some of Taunton’s hidden cycle network and green wedges, passing though scenic Bathpool via the canal towpath.  Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

For those intending to come, email tauntonareacyclingcampaign@gmail.com. http://www.tacc.space.