13 04 Cyclox Circular

Cyclox Circular April 13

Next Week: Bums on saddles and feet on pavements

All Welcome: Cyclox and OxPA public meeting 7.30pm Thursday April 18th

St Michaels in the Northgate (Cornmarket St entrance)

Brookes University Research Fellow Dr Tim Jones will talk about the study “Understanding Walking and Cycling” which explored the obstacles to getting more people using their legs to do short journeys.

There will be tea and soft drinks and cakey things too.

 

Thursday 16th May at  7.30pm

Making Oxford the Premier UK Cycling City

Venue to be confirmed. Light refreshments.

Cyclox invites you to imagine how Oxford would look if it was a ‘Cycletopia’. There will be some short presentations and then the chance to design a cycle-friendly city.

Bicycle Boy – a show for children from Friday 3rd May

Anna Bruder is putting on several shows in the old garage by Osney Mill Marina –http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/talkback/ for more details.

Bike Week

Summer is coming (today’s rain was proof) so Bike Week can’t be far away. We haveCyclox several rides planned and will share the full details of all the rides soon. One idea is to visit some places relevant to Lord Nuffield and we wondered if Cyclox knew of any local cycling historians who would like to tell us a bit about the man as we go round the city?

Stalls co-ordinator

We hope to hold a few stalls during the summer – each is different but they are always good fun to run. We are looking for a member who would co-ordinate our stalls activities. This doesn’t mean attending them yourself but inviting people to help out on the stall and booking in to them. Do get in touch if this appeals.

Planetary cycles

Richard Mann has written about the different types of cyclists – it rings true and helps to think about who to provide for. An entertaining and thought-provoking read: http://www.transportparadise.co.uk/2013/03/cyclists-are-from-mars/

 

Cambridge controversy

Cyclox is always looking at our opposite numbers in Cambridge so were interested to read that they have their own ‘Frideswide issue’ and opinion on how to deal with it is split: http://cambridgecyclist.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/cambridge-cycling-campaign-why-are-they.html

Gritting cycle routes

As the date of the last possible frost approaches (said to be 18th May) Cyclox is thinking of our campaign to get cycle routes gritted. Bill Coumbe raised a petition for Marston Ferry Road and Oxford University has promised to maintain the Parks route to Marston, but we want all the main off road routes considered.

Bicycles in the Cinema

To celebrate the Tour de France, the MFO will show four films on the subject of bicycles. All films will have English subtitles – and admission is free. http://www.mfo.ac.uk

Tuesday 30 April 7.45pm “Ladri di biciclette”, Vittorio DE SICA, 1948, 85 min.

Tuesday 14 May, 8.00pm  “Jour de fête”, Jacques TATI, 1949, 70 min.

Tuesday 28 May, 8.00pm “Les Triplettes de Belleville”, Sylvain CHOMET, 2003, 78 min.

Tuesday 11 June, 8.00pm “Le Gamin au vélo”, Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE, 2011, 87 min.

Free adult cycle training

If you know someone who would like to cycle but needs a confidence boost, Oxford City Council is partnering with Oxfordshire County Council to provide free cycle training for adults in Oxford to increase cycle confidence on the road.

More details here http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decN/newsarticle.htm?newsarticle_itemid=51703

 

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