I’ve just got back to work after after three days catching up with all the other Cycle Champions Officers we have dotted around the country. As well as me in East Hampshire, we have 12 other excitable cyclists spreading the word all over England. As part of the Cycle Champions project, we are recruiting volunteers and promoting cycling among groups who maybe don’t cycle much.
We got together to compare ideas, check each other’s progress, enjoy each other’s company, and ride bikes here at Alice Holt. And what a great few days it was. They’re such a good bunch – it’s a real pleasure working with them.
Their projects vary, but there is some great stuff going on. Some of my colleagues have been cycling with ethnic groups, elderly groups, busy mums, teenage girls – all kinds of people who maybe don’t take to two wheels very often.
If you’d like to check out what’s going on in other areas of the country, then the CTC website enables you to check the activities of a Cycle Champions Officer near you.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to the next time I see the others – at the York Cycle Show.