Sunday, 8 June 2008

Free breakfasts for cyclists to mark Bike Week (June 16-20)

To celebrate national Bike Week 2008 and encourage cycling in Brighton & Hove the JourneyOn campaign is offering free breakfasts to cyclists. Just turn up with your bike to one of the venues mentioned below and claim your breakfast.

There will also be musical entertainment, a bike doctor service and lots of cycling freebies. A focus on improving facilities for cyclists is needed now, in the face of peaking petrol prices forcing people from their cars, more than ever.

Just a few days after another young cyclist lost their life in a crash on the A23, we need action on cycling now: new cycle lanes (contraflowing their way round one-way streets where appropriate) and enforcement of existing bike lanes would be good start. A free breakfast isn't quite the same, but I hope it will get a few more city workers on their bikes. A cynic might say we need a focus on cycling for 365 days a year, not just five, but we've got to start somewhere, I suppose...

To get your free breakfast, just head to:

Monday 16 June from 0730-1000am
at Baobab Cafe,
South of the Level, St Peter's Place

Thursday 19 June from 0730-1000am
at The Meeting Place Cafe,
near the Peace statue, Hove seafront

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