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Bike Week 10th to the 18th of June

Our next session on Thursday the 15th of June is in the middle of National Bike Week, so we have decided that all bike rides on that morning will be FREE of CHARGE. So come along and have a free ride on us. See you there.

Changes to hiring arrangements

To hire our bikes during the school holidays from Bike Hire, it will now only be possible to do this by prior arrangement.  So if you wish to hire one of our bikes on days other than Thursdays, please telephone Bike Hire to book a specific bike and the staff will get this bike out of the container for you.

Thursday morning arrangements remain the same as before.

Sunny warm weather returns to Alice Holt

Today it was warm and sunny in the Forest and it was a delight to be comfortable out in the open once again. The building works are nearly completed, the fences are coming down and the building area is grass once again. So come and enjoy a cycle ride once again, we would love to see you.

The Sun is shining

The Sun is shining and the warmer weather is on the way, so cast off your winter blues and come cycling with us again and see the first signs of Spring blossoming. We are there as usual waiting to see your happy faces again.

Despite the cold weather we are back in business, so come up to the Forest and enjoy a bracing winter ride.

The best news is, we have a new volunteer, a very nice lady called Carol who has joined our happy band.

 

Our winter break

We have closed down for our winter break and we will be back in business as usual at the Forest on the Thursday the 19th of January 2017.

I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy cycling New Year.

Important dates for your diaries

Winter break. As usual we will not be active at Alice Holt over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Our LAST day of cycling before the break will be Thursday the 15th of December and our FIRST day back will be on Thursday the 19th of January 2017.

We are “hot news” in the press

Over the past two weeks Tony Upfold of Cycling UK, our parent body, has written and  published two articles on the internet and in the local papers about our activities at Alice Holt. Two very complimentary articles outlining stories about the joy clients get from cycling in the Forest. The articles also contain our contact details which is all to the good for recruitment. If you would like to see these articles go to

http://www.farnhamherald.com/article.cfm?id=114053&headline=Blind%20man%20rides%20a%20bike%20for%20first%20time&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016

and

http://www.cyclinguk.org/news/20161004-surprise-cycling-trip-opens-world-joy-bob

New volunteer

We have a new volunteer called Jon who has joined our happy band. He is a very pleasant young man who did his first session with us today, he worked well with us and enjoyed the experience, so thank you Jon for joining our group.

This is the second week with the container in its new position. The clients  found us without too much trouble in our new location and I am sure they will soon get used to coming there for the bikes. If you you can’t find us, ask the lads at Bike Hire and they will direct you; we are there come rain or shine.

Our Cycle Container has moved

Our cycle container has moved from its position in the woods onto the main path opposite the Forestry Works entrance. Because of this we have decided in future we will set ourselves outside the container, so if you think we haven’t turned up please look down the lane towards the figure of eight track and you will see us. The container has moved because the Forestry Commission are going to refurbish their works building. It is hoped that all Cycling activity including us will be rehoused there when it is finished. Watch this space!


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