Beg Bicycles (And Win A Bike!)

Beg Bicycles are a local company to Cambridgeshire selling stunning hand built, classic bicycles and vintage inspired cycling accessories. They also run free ‘Joy rides’, gentle, easy paced bike rides around Cambridgeshire. Lycra and stop watches are banned and pubs or tea room stops are scheduled in the ride. Win.

Beg Bicycles

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The upcoming bicycle ride dates are: Sunday 30 June, Sunday 21 July, Sunday 18 August, Sunday 15 September, Sunday 20 October and Sunday 24 November. Email hello@begbicycles.com to reserve a spot.

All bike types are included (so not just sit up and begs) and people can dip in and out of the rides as they wish. As soon as my poorly bike is all fixed up, I am going to be joining them for a Joy Ride. Look how cheery they all are despite the wind!

Beg Bicycles Joy Ride

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As you know from my previous posts this week, it’s Bike Week! So I thought I’d also share with you some competitions I found around the web to win a lovely bicycle of your own!

This Dawes Cycle is available to win here in conjunction with The Simple Things magazine (Facebook account required). Closes 27/06/2013.Dawes Bicycle

Readers of Crafty Magazine can enter to win a State Bicycle Co fixie here by answering a question about a bike related craft project. Clue, it goes on the saddle! Closes 27/06/2013.

You can read the rest of my Bicycle themed blog posts here.

Happy Cycling!

Claire

This post is not sponsored by Beg Bicycles, I just wanted to share local cycling events for Bike Week.

Cam Bike Fest 2013: Yarn Bombing a Bike Wheel

This week I have been working on a yarn bombed bicycle wheel for Cam Bike Fest. The inaugural festival will celebrate cycling with wacky bikes, local crafts, bike decoration and a a yarn bombed treasure trail which my wheel is going to be part of. More on this later.

Pom Pom Bike Wheel

A while back I discovered local organisation You Can Bike Too in Cambridge, who are the folks behind the festival. They offer cycling sessions for those new to riding a bike and help people with disabilities or those recovering from illness or injury. 

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They are some really special bikes to try too and their disabled members have spoken on local radio about how learning to ride a bike has changed their lives. They even have special bicycles for those in wheelchairs to give it a go. Pretty inspiring really.

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You Can Bike Too Handcycle Bike

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So if you live locally to Cambridge, I would encourage you to visit the Cam Bike Fest which takes place at Milton Country park on Saturday 22 June. And if you do, see if you can spot my wheel in the treasure trail!

Yarn Bombed Bike Wheel

It’s thanks to Willow Wanderer that I became involved. Look at this wonderful knitted bike she made to promote the festival around the city.

Willow Wanderer Knitted Bike

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Do you know of any cycling festivals or events in your area? Have a look on the Bike Week website and you may discover some!

You can read the rest of my Bicycle themed blog posts here.

Claire

P.S. Thanks to Miss Chaela-Boo for her contribution to the bike wheel project. Cable ties are so much quicker than stitching crochet 🙂 Do check out her posts on Bike Week too!

This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share local cycling events for Bike Week.