Community Cycling Support Project

The Lockdown period has seen a considerable increase in people cycling. For health, well being and environmental reasons we wish to enable this to continue and to support many more people to buy or dig out their bikes and get back in the ‘saddle’.

Following on the Government’s new Active Travel Initiative, we, the One Wellingborough project led by Victoria Centre, Wellingborough Eco Group and supported by NENESCAPE, believe the Borough Council of Wellingborough could leave a cycling infrastructure legacy as we move to the new Unitary Council. With this in mind we will…

(i) Provide Bike Shelters – Working with partners to provide a number of secure bike shelters around the area – mainly in CCTV secure places, (up to 8) including at Victoria Centre, Glamis Hall, outside the Police Station or by the Museum / Castle Theatre, at WACA and Hemingwell Skills Centre, enabling people to have a safe place to lock their bikes once they arrive at their destination.

(ii) Carry out an audit of our cycle paths and cycling facilities across the borough, in town and rural areas – identifying blockages, gaps and contribute the updating the Wellingborough Cycle Map.

(iii) Run 3 Cycling ‘Come, Try and Repair’ Days – where children and adults can dust off their cycling skills and learn how to safely cycle – they will also learn basic bike maintenance and access repairs via our Bike Repair Cafe.

If you are supporting us with this initiative, please comment here or on our Facebook Group.

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  1. This is a very good idea. Would the Wellingborough Ecogroup support a critical mass bike ride round Wellingborough to demand action by the council to avert global heating or is this something that XR Wellingborough should organise?

    1. Great idea, we were thinking of some sort cycling event to launch this, like the Waendal Walk or asking if an existing event that happens in East Northants would like to come to Wellingborough too!

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