The Campaign's first event for Bike week 2021 was the Glamorous Women's Bike Ride – an event where Chester women to take to the streets on their cycles. This was a free event, organised by, and for, women to encourage women to cycle their way along Eastgate Street claim their rightful space on the roads, whilstnot feeling they have to wear sporty clothes for cycling. Ordinary clothes – and glamorous clothes – are perfectly fine for cycling around Chester!
Bike Week is a nationwide yearly celebration of cycling promoted by Cycling UKand is designed to encourage people who would not normally cycle, or to try new aspects of cycling. This year it ran from May 30th (the date of the ride)to June 5th.
Starting at the Town Hall, the ride was about 6 miles, taken at a leisurely pace, around several areas of Chester including the Greenway, Hoole,Faulkner Street, Hoole,the town centre and finishing at the Groves.
Covid regulations limited us to 30 people. There were lots of smiles and waves from people we passed and a good time was had by all in the sunshine.
Cycling is healthy, cheap, fast, and clean. It could be a key part of solving our transport problems and ensuring the prosperity of Chester. Chester Cycling Campaign is working towards a better, greener city by making cycling a safe and attractive transport option.
The Campaign supports the work of 20's Plenty, a national organisation formed to campaign for the implementation of 20 mph as the default speed limit on residential roads in the UK.
They are also campaigning for: