Be-spoked!

Be-spoked!

A bike ride and exhibition in Leicester city centre to showcase bikes that can meet your every need.

What was Be-spoked?

Be-spoked! took place on Saturday 19th September – around 40 people participated in our bike ride around Leicester city centre on a beautiful sunny day, and many more people popped into the Transition Leicester Cafe to check out our photo exhibition and information stalls.

The event linked in with car-free day, and put across the message that there’s usually a way to make most short trips by bike rather than by car – especially if you use things like bike trailers, electric bikes, folding bikes, child trailers or some of the many other pedal-powered ways of getting around that are out there.

During the ride, we demonstrated the load-carrying abilities of our bikes by delivering food and household goods for local asylum seekers to the Red Cross office on London Road.

Downloads and more info

You can view our photo exhibition through our website HERE.

Check here soon for a link to a video of the ride, and to see some of the photos we took.

The Leicester Mercury gave some very positive coverage of the event, with a story on Friday 18th September – you can read it here.

Our next steps are to find venues around the Leicester area where we can take our photo exhibition (of 6 A1 posters) on tour. Contact us if you’d like to offer it a home for some time (anything from a day to several weeks).

You can download small JPEG image files of our 6 posters below (to get hold of high-quality Powerpoint files, contact us)

Introduction
Bike trailers
Panniers and baskets
Cycling at work
Bikes for every need
Getting around together

Download our guide to gettting hold of a Be-spoke bike locally here.

Our poster for the event can be downloaded here.

Our flier that we gave out during the ride can be found here.

The routes we took can be seen here, and for anyone organising something similar, our risk assessment could be of use.

Any questions about the event? Get in touch with Andrew Reeves on reevesie AT gmail.com or call 07848 007786.

 

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