Whether you cycle to work every day or haven’t been on a bike for years, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun at this year’s Summer of Cycling events.
Ealing Council is running a family-friendly programme of events over the summer months kickstarting with the Summer of Cycling Festivals.
Back again for the seventh year, the Summer of Cycling Festivals offer a free event for all to enjoy- including live entertainment, activities for all the family, face painting, BMX and balance bike races, a giant inflatable obstacle course, Rollapaluza and a picnic area. What’s more there will also be fun bike rides departing every hour, suitable for all abilities. Remember to bring your bike along if you wish to participate.
The two festivals will take place at the following dates and locations, running from 10am-3pm:
· Sunday 7 July at Northala Fields, Northolt UB5 6UR
· Sunday 14 July at Pitshanger Park, Ealing W5 1LS
Let us know you are attending by visiting the council’s facebook page.
There will also be a Pedal Powered Cinema event screening The Greatest Showman on Friday 23 August at Lammas Park in Ealing. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 8.40pm. Please visit the website for more information and to get tickets. This event is free to attend but tickets are very limited so please pre-book as there will be none on the door.
Take a look at this ‘calendar’ and to see more information about what is planned and how to find out how to sign-up for events if necessary. To keep up to date with the Summer of Cycling events please visit the dedicated page on the council’s website for more details as they become available. Or, for the quickest updates on events follow www.facebook.com/ealingwow
As well as being fun and free, cycling can also help your physical fitness and lower your blood pressure and resting heart rate. It also offers significant mental health benefits such as reducing stress and helping to combat depression.
Council leader Julian Bell said: “The Summer of Cycling looks like a lot of fun for people of all ages, and will hopefully prove to be a great way to encourage people to Get Moving by introducing them to the enjoyment and benefits of getting around on a bike. But it has another serious message, too. Getting out of your car and on to a bike is not just better for your personal health, it’s better for all of us by cutting air pollution and traffic congestion. Air quality is a huge concern in London and contributes to the deaths of thousands of people per year.”
Ealing Council and its partners provide a range of support to help residents pedalling all year round.