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Matt Blake – “I’ll be home just after Christmas…” & Cyclox Christmas Social
Wednesday 4th December 2013, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
St Michaels at the Northgate, Cornmarket St
All welcome, free, refreshments
With only a vague idea of how to fix a puncture, Matt Blake set off by bike from his Banbury home saying he would be ‘home just after Christmas’. He finally rode back into his hometown nearly four years, 61 countries and 46,000 miles later. Matt will talk about his exploits and sign copies of his book “I’ll be home just after Christmas: Stories from four years around the world on a bicycle” www.worldwidebikeride.com
This will be followed by the Cyclox Christmas Social – a chance to chat with the committee and members about cycling issues.
The County Council has nearly a million pounds to spend on making The Plain roundabout cycle-friendly and to encourage a step-change increase in cycling. The thousands of cars jostling along the narrow medieval streets around The Plain spell danger for the 5,000 cyclists using the junction every day. There have been 30 crashes leading to injuries in the past five years. Reported collisions are concentrated at the Cowley and Iffley Road entries, but the main bugbear is getting into the right-hand lane after Magdalen Bridge (heading east) so that you can cross to Cowley and Iffley Roads.
At a recent public Cyclox meeting, there was a clear call for segregation at the Plain, in other words completely separate paths for people on bikes. Read The Plain Cyclox Submission Oct 13.
Our annual report for 2012 is here: Cyclox Annual Review – Winter 2012-13 (web)
We lobby Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council for better conditions.
Students, professionals, mechanics, artists, writers, designers, community leaders, stay-at-home mums and dads, scientists, and even a few cycling fanatics are all part of Cyclox.