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Summer of Cycling

Believe it or not, summer 2015 is on its way (honestly it is!) and with lighter evenings and better weather approaching, it’s the ideal time to dust yourself down and get back on your bike.

If you’ve neglected your bike over the winter months, or you are determined to get back into cycling this year, look no further we are here to help.

The Doctor will see you now!

Find Dr Bike on the following dates;

  • 12th June, Ropewalk House, NG1 5DU, 12-2. 18th June, QMC, 12-2. 4th July, Lenton Abbey Park, NG9 2SD.
  • Sustrans Smarter Travel Nottingham are hosting a Dr Bike at St Anns Valley Health Centre, NG3 on 16th June and 18th August, 11am – 1.30pm. No booking required.

Or you might prefer to try DIY. Cycle maintenance classes with RideWise are available at The Lenton Centre

  • Sundays 14th, 21st & 28th June, 10am – 11.30am
  • Wednesdays 1st, 8th & 15th July, 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Sunday 7th June, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Sign up to any of these courses by calling RideWise on 0115 955 2288 or email Vera on

Brush up your skills for free

Even experienced cyclists can benefit from a refresher, or if you are starting from scratch, check out our range of courses available. As well as the bike maintenance courses, you can benefit from cycle training at either the Bulwell Cycle Centre on a Saturday or by following this link, to the Ridewise online booking form

Slow and steady wins the race

If you’ve been out of the saddle for a while, your muscles and cycling skills may well be a bit rusty (as well as your bike!) Start with some short local journeys, the TravelRight website has links to routes around Bulwell, Aspley, Basford and Bestwood and there are ideas for cycling Nottingham-wide.

A great way to get back into cycling is to join us at every Saturday morning at our friendly Bulwell Cycle Centre Group Ride, leaving Bulwell Riverside car park at 12 noon. Follow this link to find out what Bulwell Cycle Centre can offer you.

Why not cycle to work?

If you are starting a new job, you could be entitled to a free bike thanks to our Travel Support Scheme, and we can support you in planning your route, just let us know the details. If you’re already in a job, your employer may well be part of a Cycle to Work scheme where you can save on the cost of a new bike.

Cycling events

There are loads of cycling events this summer, starting this weekend with the Milk Race. Then CycleLive weekend in June, followed by Tour of Britain in September. For more details visit:

Last but not least!

With 11 free Citycard Cycle Hubs around Nottingham, including Bulwell Tram and Train Station Park and Ride, there are plenty of safe places to leave your bike. All you need is a Citycard. Click here to find out how to get started.

For any support and advice then please get in contact with the TravelRight team by calling in to Bulwell Riverside, by emailing us at or call us on 0115 883 3732.