Tags: Bedfordshire, Bike Club, Bike maintenance, Leighton Linslade, Off-Road, traffic free, Trail Leader Training, training, Woodcraft Folk
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It’s a muggy Monday evening - a boiling hot day followed by steamy showers of rain. I am sitting next to Clipstone Brook, on a grassy bank overlooking the play park near the Planets Estate. I can hear some excited chatter approaching swiftly and suddenly there is a long line of youngsters on their bicycles, with a leader at front and back, enjoying the leafy lanes and routes around Leighton Buzzard.
This Woodcraft Folk group have been using their bikes for about a year now – they had Bike Club funding to have some cycle maintenance training & Trail Leader training for the leaders and some Mountain Bike training sessions for the group, and now they are practicing for an overnight Bivouac/hammock camp in 2 weeks time, by riding various routes in their own neighbourhood – mostly along traffic-free or quiet routes.
The leaders are showing their new-found skills by doing thorough bike checks before setting off (and carrying tool kits for en-route maintenance), riding forward to oversee turnings and junctions on the road and by having regular stops and breaks to praise the good cycling so far and talk through what is coming up and ensure that everyone is rested and ready to ride again.
The whole group enjoyed their ride out and were very keen to be included in the overnight cycling/camping trip in a fortnight’s time.
Tags: Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Linslade, schools, trials
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‘Come along and see this chap do some stunts on his bike’ they said over at Go-Cycle. Little did I know I was in for a real treat!
Andrei Burton Events were invited to Gilbert Inglefield Middle School to show the pupils some of their skills and to talk about cycling. Andrei Burton is one of the top trials riders in the UK with some impressive experience of taking part in competitions and events all over the world.
He was invited to Leighton Buzzard along with his equally talented friend and colleague by Go-Cycle to go into schools in the area and show off some of the amazing tricks, jumps, bunny hops, wheelies, endos and other things I couldn’t name. Their display was truly spectacular edge of your seat stuff and they ended with an 8 foot jump down onto the Mayor of Leighton Buzzard and then bunny hopped around her within a whisker of making contact.
The chaps at Andrei Burton events were a great example of the fun and success that can be achieved in all forms of cycling with some dedication and hopefully they can inspire some of you to pick up your bikes and try something new…….
A Buzz about Biking in Leighton Buzzard 03/03/2010Posted by Tejesh Mistry in Aylesbury, Leighton Linslade.
Tags: Aylesbury, BMX, Leighton Linslade
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My last on screen TV experience was standing in an airport in Calabar, Nigeria reporting on the delayed flights for the traffic report at Cross River Broadcasting Corporation. In stark contrast to that, today I found myself sitting on 10th floor of County Hall, Aylesbury answering questions about Bike Club for Leighton Buzz’s first pilot TV show.
Leighton Buzz is a volunteer led community group that will run monthly online TV shows on their website which will be dedicated to featured shows about the local community and interesting things going on around the area.
Leighton Buzz has caught the cycling bug and will be promoting the cycling activities, events and achievements of cyclists in the area in partnership with the Leighton Linslade Go Cycle Team and Bike Club.
Could Leighton Buzz have a Bike Club? I hope so.
There are loads of opportunities for your friends and family to get involved with being part of the production of material for the show. These could include cycling films and showing off the skills you have learnt on a bike. You could show off your BMX and mountain biking skills, document your cycling campaign idea, learn to be a cameraman (or woman!), try presenting a film or experiment with some editing software.
Leighton Buzz – http://www.leightonbuzz.com/
It’s all gone Bike Club… 30/10/2009Posted by Tejesh Mistry in Aylesbury, Leighton Linslade.
Tags: Aylesbury, Leighton Linslade
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I’ve hit the ground running and now i’m learning to sprint. I’ve been chewing lots of ears off about the huge potential for new Bike Clubs in Aylesbury and Leighton Linslade. So far we have great ideas including: treasure hunts, a community youth Bike Club a mountain Bike Club at Aston Hill. I would really like to hear from more people about their ideas and interests for Bike Club activities in the area!
There is already loads of great stuff happening in the area with the Go-Cycle team in Leighton Linslade and Cycle Aylesbury. Have a look and if you’re interested in cycling in Leighton Linslade come along on Wednesday 4th November for the Buzzcycles new members meeting at Pulfords School 7-9:30pm.