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This is a very draft timetable to help people imagine how things will fit together. It was agreed on as a template at the Leicester meeting.
 
This is a very draft timetable to help people imagine how things will fit together. It was agreed on as a template at the Leicester meeting.
  
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Blurb: NEED BLURB
 
Blurb: NEED BLURB
  
Date &amp; Time: Wednesday 20th August, before 9am? NEED CONFIRMED TIME
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Date & Time: Wednesday 20th August, before 9am? NEED CONFIRMED TIME
  
 
Location - name, address, phone no?: NEED START/END LOCATION, ADDRESS, CONTACT NO.
 
Location - name, address, phone no?: NEED START/END LOCATION, ADDRESS, CONTACT NO.
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Blurb: NEED TITLE/BLURB?
 
Blurb: NEED TITLE/BLURB?
  
Date &amp; Time: Saturday, 23rd August, 11am-2pm   
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Date & Time: Saturday, 23rd August, 11am-2pm   
  
 
Location - name, address, phone no?: Market Square NEED (more detailed address?) CONTACT NO.
 
Location - name, address, phone no?: Market Square NEED (more detailed address?) CONTACT NO.
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Bicycology will be joined by a number of other local groups. all working for a fairer, greener world.
 
Bicycology will be joined by a number of other local groups. all working for a fairer, greener world.
  
Date &amp; Time: Sunday 24th August, 12noon - 5pm
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Date & Time: Sunday 24th August, 12noon - 5pm
  
 
Location: Morecambe Promenade NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO.
 
Location: Morecambe Promenade NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO.
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====Activity: Led ride / Title: Bank Holiday Seaside Ride====
 
====Activity: Led ride / Title: Bank Holiday Seaside Ride====
  
When &amp; Where: Sunday 24th August, 10.00 am, Meet at Millennium Bridge
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When & Where: Sunday 24th August, 10.00 am, Meet at Millennium Bridge
  
 
Blurb: Bank Holiday Seaside Ride, Lancaster to Morecambe Meet at Millennium Bridge for a short, flat ride led by Bicycology, suitable for inexperienced riders and families. Once in Morecambe you can enjoy the seaside or come along to Pedal on the Prom!
 
Blurb: Bank Holiday Seaside Ride, Lancaster to Morecambe Meet at Millennium Bridge for a short, flat ride led by Bicycology, suitable for inexperienced riders and families. Once in Morecambe you can enjoy the seaside or come along to Pedal on the Prom!
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COULD DO WITH SLIGHT DISTINGUISHING BLURB FOR LANC.
 
COULD DO WITH SLIGHT DISTINGUISHING BLURB FOR LANC.
  
Date &amp; Time: Monday 25th August, 12noon - 5pm
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Date & Time: Monday 25th August, 12noon - 5pm
  
 
Location: Williamson Park NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO.
 
Location: Williamson Park NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO.
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Blurb: a few bicycologists ride to one of the farms to collect veg for the next day. if we have really keen public we could ride there with them, but the activity would not be advertised and so this will only happen by 'accident' not design.
 
Blurb: a few bicycologists ride to one of the farms to collect veg for the next day. if we have really keen public we could ride there with them, but the activity would not be advertised and so this will only happen by 'accident' not design.
  
Date &amp; Time: Tuesday 26th August,  
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Date & Time: Tuesday 26th August,  
  
 
Location: NEED TO CONFIRM WHICH FARM, put map link here, and contact details.
 
Location: NEED TO CONFIRM WHICH FARM, put map link here, and contact details.
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Blurb: Discussion and Debate with local cycle campaigners.  More and more people are choosing to swap their car for a bike...but there’s a long way to go before we have a genuine cycling culture in this country. What kind of changes do we need to make this happen? Do we need more cycle lanes? Are cyclists justified in breaking the law - by cycling on pavements and jumping red lights for example? Are cycle campaigners not doing enough, or not doing it well...or is it just a matter of time? Come and join us, and other local cycle campaigners, to discuss these pressing questions and more.
 
Blurb: Discussion and Debate with local cycle campaigners.  More and more people are choosing to swap their car for a bike...but there’s a long way to go before we have a genuine cycling culture in this country. What kind of changes do we need to make this happen? Do we need more cycle lanes? Are cyclists justified in breaking the law - by cycling on pavements and jumping red lights for example? Are cycle campaigners not doing enough, or not doing it well...or is it just a matter of time? Come and join us, and other local cycle campaigners, to discuss these pressing questions and more.
  
Date &amp; Time: Tuesday 26th August, 8.00 - 10.00 pm
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Date & Time: Tuesday 26th August, 8.00 - 10.00 pm
  
 
Location: Lancaster Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND PHONE NO.
 
Location: Lancaster Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND PHONE NO.
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NEED BLURB
 
NEED BLURB
  
Date &amp; Time: Tuesday 26th August, 8.00 - 10 pm possibly
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Date & Time: Tuesday 26th August, 8.00 - 10 pm possibly
  
 
Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS, CONTACT NO
 
Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS, CONTACT NO
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Why not join us for a cookery workshop, where we’ll be making – and eating! - a variety of healthy, tasty and planet friendly food. Discuss and debate ideas surrounding sustainable food such as organics, local and seasonal plant based produce. The workshop will take place in an informal style creating a delicious 3 course meal for all to share. Participants need basic cooking skills as the focus of the workshop is sustainable eating habits. Restricted places, booking essential.  
 
Why not join us for a cookery workshop, where we’ll be making – and eating! - a variety of healthy, tasty and planet friendly food. Discuss and debate ideas surrounding sustainable food such as organics, local and seasonal plant based produce. The workshop will take place in an informal style creating a delicious 3 course meal for all to share. Participants need basic cooking skills as the focus of the workshop is sustainable eating habits. Restricted places, booking essential.  
  
Date &amp; Time: Wednesday 27th August, 4 - 9pm
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Date & Time: Wednesday 27th August, 4 - 9pm
  
 
Location: Friends Meeting House (William Stout room) NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO
 
Location: Friends Meeting House (William Stout room) NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO
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Blurb: A fun and creative workshop for children aged 5 – 14 years old, exploring bikes and environmental issues through stories, song and crafts. NEED BOOKING INFO?
 
Blurb: A fun and creative workshop for children aged 5 – 14 years old, exploring bikes and environmental issues through stories, song and crafts. NEED BOOKING INFO?
  
Date &amp; Time: Wednesday 27th August, 10am - 12 noon
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Date & Time: Wednesday 27th August, 10am - 12 noon
  
 
Location: Children's Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO. (contact Charlotte for details??) NEED BOOKING INFO?  
 
Location: Children's Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO. (contact Charlotte for details??) NEED BOOKING INFO?  
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Blurb: A fun and creative workshop for children aged 5 – 14 years old, exploring bikes and environmental issues through stories, song and crafts. NEED BOOKING INFO?
 
Blurb: A fun and creative workshop for children aged 5 – 14 years old, exploring bikes and environmental issues through stories, song and crafts. NEED BOOKING INFO?
  
Date &amp; Time: Wednesday 27th August, 10am - 12 noon
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Date & Time: Wednesday 27th August, 10am - 12 noon
  
 
Location: Children's Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO. (contact Charlotte for details??) NEED BOOKING INFO?
 
Location: Children's Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO. (contact Charlotte for details??) NEED BOOKING INFO?
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also look at how to perform some tricks such as wheelies and endos.
 
also look at how to perform some tricks such as wheelies and endos.
  
Date &amp; Time: NEED DATE &amp; TIME
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Date & Time: NEED DATE & TIME
  
Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS &amp; CONTACT NO.
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Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS & CONTACT NO.
  
 
Duration: 2 hours
 
Duration: 2 hours
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Blurb: “Remake the Media” is a creative response to mass media and advertising. Through informal discussions during a short walking tour we will explore the effect of advertising on public spaces and on our own lives. Returning to our workspace we will look at how people have previously responded to advertising in creative ways. Then we’ll use our right to reply by painting, drawing, sticking and scrawling on advertising material found in magazines. A fun, relaxed, workshop.
 
Blurb: “Remake the Media” is a creative response to mass media and advertising. Through informal discussions during a short walking tour we will explore the effect of advertising on public spaces and on our own lives. Returning to our workspace we will look at how people have previously responded to advertising in creative ways. Then we’ll use our right to reply by painting, drawing, sticking and scrawling on advertising material found in magazines. A fun, relaxed, workshop.
  
Date &amp; Time: Thursday 28th August, NEED CONFIRMED TIME afternoon - matt has details.
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Date & Time: Thursday 28th August, NEED CONFIRMED TIME afternoon - matt has details.
  
Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS &amp; CONTACT NO.
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Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS & CONTACT NO.
  
 
Duration: 3 hours? NEED CONFIRMED TIME
 
Duration: 3 hours? NEED CONFIRMED TIME
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"Everyday, Rene goes to work riding his pedicab. It is a constant source of ridicule, especially from his peers who always have the latest cars on the market. But then a fuel shortage happens in their town..."
 
"Everyday, Rene goes to work riding his pedicab. It is a constant source of ridicule, especially from his peers who always have the latest cars on the market. But then a fuel shortage happens in their town..."
  
Date &amp; Time: Thursday 28th August, 7.30 - 10pm
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Date & Time: Thursday 28th August, 7.30 - 10pm
  
 
Location: Dukes cinema  
 
Location: Dukes cinema  
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Blurb: Drop in any time, and we’ll give you the space, materials and inspiration (if you need it!), to dress up your bike in preparation for Lancaster’s newly launched monthly Critical Mass bike ride! Come and decorate your bike to express your true colours!!
 
Blurb: Drop in any time, and we’ll give you the space, materials and inspiration (if you need it!), to dress up your bike in preparation for Lancaster’s newly launched monthly Critical Mass bike ride! Come and decorate your bike to express your true colours!!
  
Date &amp; Time: Friday 29th August, 12 noon - 4pm
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Date & Time: Friday 29th August, 12 noon - 4pm
  
 
Location: NEED DETAILS
 
Location: NEED DETAILS
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Blurb: NEED
 
Blurb: NEED
  
Date &amp; Time: Friday 29th August, meet 5.30pm
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Date & Time: Friday 29th August, meet 5.30pm
  
 
Location: meet at Dalton Square NEED ADDRESS DETAILS, CONTACT NO? perhaps weblink instead?
 
Location: meet at Dalton Square NEED ADDRESS DETAILS, CONTACT NO? perhaps weblink instead?
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NEED TITLE AND BLURB
 
NEED TITLE AND BLURB
  
Date &amp; Time: Friday 29th August, 8.00pm till late
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Date & Time: Friday 29th August, 8.00pm till late
  
 
Location: Gregson Community Centre Hall
 
Location: Gregson Community Centre Hall
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Blurb: Skillshare for adults - Practical session covering bottom brackets, bearings, breaking chains, and other more advanced areas of bike maintenance beginning with letters other than b - come along and share your maintenance fears in a supportive environment and we will try and address as many as possible in the time available.
 
Blurb: Skillshare for adults - Practical session covering bottom brackets, bearings, breaking chains, and other more advanced areas of bike maintenance beginning with letters other than b - come along and share your maintenance fears in a supportive environment and we will try and address as many as possible in the time available.
  
Date &amp; Time: Saturday 30th August, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
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Date & Time: Saturday 30th August, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
  
 
Location: NEED VENUE DETAILS
 
Location: NEED VENUE DETAILS
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Duration: 6 hours
 
Duration: 6 hours
  
====Activity: Cycle Workshop / Title: Psychology of Rain, Sweat &amp; Hills ====
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====Activity: Cycle Workshop / Title: Psychology of Rain, Sweat & Hills ====
  
 
How to overcome the fears that stop you cycling more
 
How to overcome the fears that stop you cycling more
  
When &amp; Where: Saturday 30th August, 2.00 pm, Meet at Green Ayre Skate Park, Free / Donation
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When & Where: Saturday 30th August, 2.00 pm, Meet at Green Ayre Skate Park, Free / Donation
  
 
Blurb: Everybody has a good reason to cycle more often.  Whether your motivation is to save the planet, to save money, to get some exercise - or just to have fun!  But many of us are put off by thoughts of rain, sweat and hills - not to mention traffic.  In this workshop we will discuss our perceptions of cycling, and ways we can deal with both psychological and real problems.  We will then go on a short ride around Lancaster to explore practical ways in which we can make cycling easier, more useful and more enjoyable.
 
Blurb: Everybody has a good reason to cycle more often.  Whether your motivation is to save the planet, to save money, to get some exercise - or just to have fun!  But many of us are put off by thoughts of rain, sweat and hills - not to mention traffic.  In this workshop we will discuss our perceptions of cycling, and ways we can deal with both psychological and real problems.  We will then go on a short ride around Lancaster to explore practical ways in which we can make cycling easier, more useful and more enjoyable.
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A short film about a day out cycling, made by the British Rail film board. Filmed in May 1953, this short documentary follows a Cyclist's Touring Club 'Day Out'. Hundreds of CTC Local Group members travel from London to Rugby via train, and then explore the local countryside. Delightful (and hilarious) to watch, this is a fascinating insight into cycling (and England) as it was and could be.
 
A short film about a day out cycling, made by the British Rail film board. Filmed in May 1953, this short documentary follows a Cyclist's Touring Club 'Day Out'. Hundreds of CTC Local Group members travel from London to Rugby via train, and then explore the local countryside. Delightful (and hilarious) to watch, this is a fascinating insight into cycling (and England) as it was and could be.
  
Date &amp; Time: Saturday 30th August, 7.30 - 10 pm.
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Date & Time: Saturday 30th August, 7.30 - 10 pm.
  
Location: Dukes Cinema - NEED ADDRESS &amp; CONTACT DETAILS  
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Location: Dukes Cinema - NEED ADDRESS & CONTACT DETAILS  
  
 
Duration: 2.5 hours, arrive promptly
 
Duration: 2.5 hours, arrive promptly

Latest revision as of 23:48, 25 November 2010

This is a very draft timetable to help people imagine how things will fit together. It was agreed on as a template at the Leicester meeting.

Contents

Wednesday 20th

Activity: Car-Bike Race / Title: Car-Bike Race?

Title: Car-Bike Race? NEED ALT TITLE

Blurb: NEED BLURB

Date & Time: Wednesday 20th August, before 9am? NEED CONFIRMED TIME

Location - name, address, phone no?: NEED START/END LOCATION, ADDRESS, CONTACT NO.

Duration: 1hour (including press time before and after)? NEED CONFIRMED DURATION

Thursday 21st

Start Arriving

COULD DO WITH SPECIFICS asap...

Friday 22nd

Everybody Arrives

COULD DO WITH SPECIFICS asap...

Saturday 23rd

Main activity: Preparation

Other activities:

Activity: Information Stall / Title: The Bicycology Fairweather Propaganda Table... '-)

Blurb: NEED TITLE/BLURB?

Date & Time: Saturday, 23rd August, 11am-2pm

Location - name, address, phone no?: Market Square NEED (more detailed address?) CONTACT NO.

Duration: 3 hours

Activity: Film Night / Title: "Take the Power Back"

Take the Power Back Saturday 23rd August, 8.00 pm Gregson Community and Arts Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster Free Climate Change is on the agenda. Everyone and their mum claims to care about the Earth. Politicians of every stripe are doing their best to come across as eco-warriors. But is the battle for the planet won?

Can a business-as-usual model of big government and big corporations solve the environmental crisis? What role do protests and campaigns play? Are they ever successful? How is the struggle to reclaim democracy related to the battle for the future?

This film night takes a look at three different campaigns (the 90’s anti-roads movement, Camps for Climate Action, and Saving Iceland). Each film will be accompanied by an activist who is either involved, or took part at the time. These activists will speak about their experiences and how well the film captures them, and be available to answer questions.

Showing: Reclaim Power (15 mins) Saving Iceland Documentary (9 mins) Wild Horses of Newbury (10 mins)

Other information

Pedal Power is teaching a Level 2 maintenance course in Morecambe - it would be good to have someone to go and publicise our events

Sunday 24th

Activity: Community Day / Title: Pedal on the Prom

Blurb: Come and join Bicycology for a fun and informative day of activities. Get your bike fixed by Dr Bike. Make a belt from an old tyre. Beautify your Bike. Learn more about Climate Change and what we can do about it. And lots lots more... A day of Free Entertainment, Information, and Education. Bicycology will be joined by a number of other local groups. all working for a fairer, greener world.

Date & Time: Sunday 24th August, 12noon - 5pm

Location: Morecambe Promenade NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO.

Duration: 5 hours

Activity: Led ride / Title: Bank Holiday Seaside Ride

When & Where: Sunday 24th August, 10.00 am, Meet at Millennium Bridge

Blurb: Bank Holiday Seaside Ride, Lancaster to Morecambe Meet at Millennium Bridge for a short, flat ride led by Bicycology, suitable for inexperienced riders and families. Once in Morecambe you can enjoy the seaside or come along to Pedal on the Prom!

Monday

Activity: Community Event / Title: Pedal in the Park

Blurb: Come and join Bicycology for a fun and informative day of activities. Get your bike fixed by Dr Bike. Make a belt from an old tyre. Beautify your Bike. Learn more about Climate Change and what we can do about it. And lots lots more... A day of Free Entertainment, Information, and Education. Bicycology will be joined by a number of other local groups. all working for a fairer, greener world.

COULD DO WITH SLIGHT DISTINGUISHING BLURB FOR LANC.

Date & Time: Monday 25th August, 12noon - 5pm

Location: Williamson Park NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO.

Duration: 5 hours

Activity: Led Rides / Title: Manc2Lanc Ride??

10.00 am, Morecambe to Lancaster Meet at Morecambe Train Station for a short, flat ride led by Bicycology, suitable for inexperienced riders and families. If you couldn’t make it to Pedal on the Prom, or you want more, come along to Pedal in the Park!

Tuesday 26th

Main Activity: Rest!

Other Actitivities: Reflection, preparation

Activity: Cycle to vegan-organic farm / Title: (not a public event)

Blurb: a few bicycologists ride to one of the farms to collect veg for the next day. if we have really keen public we could ride there with them, but the activity would not be advertised and so this will only happen by 'accident' not design.

Date & Time: Tuesday 26th August,

Location: NEED TO CONFIRM WHICH FARM, put map link here, and contact details.

Duration: NEED TIME ESTIMATE

Activity: Debate / Title: Speaking of Spokes? / Question Time with Bicycology?

NEEDS CONFIRMED TITLE

Blurb: Discussion and Debate with local cycle campaigners. More and more people are choosing to swap their car for a bike...but there’s a long way to go before we have a genuine cycling culture in this country. What kind of changes do we need to make this happen? Do we need more cycle lanes? Are cyclists justified in breaking the law - by cycling on pavements and jumping red lights for example? Are cycle campaigners not doing enough, or not doing it well...or is it just a matter of time? Come and join us, and other local cycle campaigners, to discuss these pressing questions and more.

Date & Time: Tuesday 26th August, 8.00 - 10.00 pm

Location: Lancaster Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND PHONE NO.

Duration: 2 hours

Activity: Workshop/ Title: Climate Change and You

NEED CONFIRMED TITLE

NEED BLURB

Date & Time: Tuesday 26th August, 8.00 - 10 pm possibly

Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS, CONTACT NO

Duration: 2 hours

Wednesday 27th

Activity: Food Theme Day / Title: Food for Thought

Blurb: Are you concerned about increases in the price of food? What we eat contributes up to a third of the emissions that are poisoning the planet. What can we do to reduce our impact and reduce the cost?

Why not join us for a cookery workshop, where we’ll be making – and eating! - a variety of healthy, tasty and planet friendly food. Discuss and debate ideas surrounding sustainable food such as organics, local and seasonal plant based produce. The workshop will take place in an informal style creating a delicious 3 course meal for all to share. Participants need basic cooking skills as the focus of the workshop is sustainable eating habits. Restricted places, booking essential.

Date & Time: Wednesday 27th August, 4 - 9pm

Location: Friends Meeting House (William Stout room) NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO

Duration: 5 hours

Cost: £3

Activity: Children's workshop / Title: NEED TITLE

Blurb: A fun and creative workshop for children aged 5 – 14 years old, exploring bikes and environmental issues through stories, song and crafts. NEED BOOKING INFO?

Date & Time: Wednesday 27th August, 10am - 12 noon

Location: Children's Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO. (contact Charlotte for details??) NEED BOOKING INFO?

Activity: Debate?

Alternative date for debate. NEED CONFIRMATION

or Film night/climate change and you??? as stated on Tuesday.

Thursday 28th

Activity: Children's Workshop / Title: NEED TITLE?

Blurb: A fun and creative workshop for children aged 5 – 14 years old, exploring bikes and environmental issues through stories, song and crafts. NEED BOOKING INFO?

Date & Time: Wednesday 27th August, 10am - 12 noon

Location: Children's Public Library NEED ADDRESS AND CONTACT NO. (contact Charlotte for details??) NEED BOOKING INFO?

Activity: Maintenance Workshop or Control Skills / Title: Love your Bike and your Bike will Love You / ?

Blurb: An introduction to bike maintenance aimed at 11-16 year olds. Learn how to keep your bike in tip-top condition, prevent it from beaking down and fix it when it does. A hands- on session for people who don’t mind getting oily hands (we have very good hand cleaner anyway!) covering stuff like fixing punctures, sorting out brakes and gears and how to clean your bike.

or Description: Have fun learning all the skills you need to ride safely on the road and a few tricks to impress your mates. You will learn how to use your gears properly, do an emergency stop, ride one handed and look behind and signal confidently. Then you can show off your new skills in a variety of bike games such as Ballance Challenge and Dodge. We will also look at how to perform some tricks such as wheelies and endos.

Date & Time: NEED DATE & TIME

Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS & CONTACT NO.

Duration: 2 hours

tim has details??

Activity: Media Workshop / Title: Remake the Media

Blurb: “Remake the Media” is a creative response to mass media and advertising. Through informal discussions during a short walking tour we will explore the effect of advertising on public spaces and on our own lives. Returning to our workspace we will look at how people have previously responded to advertising in creative ways. Then we’ll use our right to reply by painting, drawing, sticking and scrawling on advertising material found in magazines. A fun, relaxed, workshop.

Date & Time: Thursday 28th August, NEED CONFIRMED TIME afternoon - matt has details.

Location: NEED VENUE, ADDRESS & CONTACT NO.

Duration: 3 hours? NEED CONFIRMED TIME

Activity: Film Night / Title: "Running on Empty"

Blurb:Petrol prices are higher than ever. Road Hauliers and Farmers are threatening more fuel protests. They would have us believe that Government Tax is behind the prices rises. Gordon Brown claims that the high prices are a result of price fixing by the OPEC cartel of oil producing countries. But is there a more fundamental reason?

Many serious academics and retired oil-industry experts believe we are approaching - or have already reached - 'Peak Oil', the point at which we have used up half the world's supply of the black stuff, and are extracting more than we ever will again. From here on, it is argued, we will be running out, and as demand exceeds supply, oil prices will rise dramatically.

So are we 'Running on Empty'? Come along to this Bicycology Film Night and find out the facts about 'Peak Oil', how Cuba responded to its own crisis of Peak Oil, and discuss how we can respond in this country.

Showing:

“The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” (53 mins) "Cuba, an isolated island nation, suffered a dramatic decline in its supply of cheap oil following the collapse of Soviet Union. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, rebuilt its quality of life, and ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased supply of imported oil."

“Last Boy Riding” (17 mins) "Everyday, Rene goes to work riding his pedicab. It is a constant source of ridicule, especially from his peers who always have the latest cars on the market. But then a fuel shortage happens in their town..."

Date & Time: Thursday 28th August, 7.30 - 10pm

Location: Dukes cinema

Duration: 2.5 hours

Friday 29th

Activity: Maintenance or Control Skills / Title: ?

NEED CONFIRMED DETAILS AS ABOVE - Tim has details

Activity: Bike decoration workshop / Title: Fancy Dress Your Bike

Blurb: Drop in any time, and we’ll give you the space, materials and inspiration (if you need it!), to dress up your bike in preparation for Lancaster’s newly launched monthly Critical Mass bike ride! Come and decorate your bike to express your true colours!!

Date & Time: Friday 29th August, 12 noon - 4pm

Location: NEED DETAILS

Duration: 4 hours, drop in anytime.

Activity: Critical Mass / Title: Critical Mass? poss alt?

Blurb: NEED

Date & Time: Friday 29th August, meet 5.30pm

Location: meet at Dalton Square NEED ADDRESS DETAILS, CONTACT NO? perhaps weblink instead?

Activity: Party / Title: ?

NEED TITLE AND BLURB

Date & Time: Friday 29th August, 8.00pm till late

Location: Gregson Community Centre Hall

Duration: till past your bedtime - when your words are slurred, your feet are failing you and everyone loves each other!

Saturday 30th

Main morning activity: Recovery '-)

Activity: Advanced Maintenance course / Title: ? NEED?

Blurb: Skillshare for adults - Practical session covering bottom brackets, bearings, breaking chains, and other more advanced areas of bike maintenance beginning with letters other than b - come along and share your maintenance fears in a supportive environment and we will try and address as many as possible in the time available.

Date & Time: Saturday 30th August, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Location: NEED VENUE DETAILS

Duration: 6 hours

Activity: Cycle Workshop / Title: Psychology of Rain, Sweat & Hills

How to overcome the fears that stop you cycling more

When & Where: Saturday 30th August, 2.00 pm, Meet at Green Ayre Skate Park, Free / Donation

Blurb: Everybody has a good reason to cycle more often. Whether your motivation is to save the planet, to save money, to get some exercise - or just to have fun! But many of us are put off by thoughts of rain, sweat and hills - not to mention traffic. In this workshop we will discuss our perceptions of cycling, and ways we can deal with both psychological and real problems. We will then go on a short ride around Lancaster to explore practical ways in which we can make cycling easier, more useful and more enjoyable.

Activity: Film night / Title: "Pedalling for the Planet"

Blurb: Climate change, the latest oil crisis, air pollution, road traffic accidents...locally and globally, cars are a damaging and often dangerous form of transport. Yet they remain extremely popular. Promoting cycling is an obvious way to reduce our car use – but is it working? Why aren't more people getting on their bikes? Do cars simply give people what they want, or is there something more cycle campaigners can do to get their message across?

Tonight's films will explore different approaches to cycling promotion, and take a look at how cycling used to be...and how it could be again.

Come along and share your thoughts about the successes and failures of cycle campaigning, and to discuss ways we can get more and more people pedalling for the planet.

Showing:

“World Naked Bike Ride” (31 min.) London, 2005: hundreds of cyclists get naked and ride en masse through the streets, simultaneous with rides around the world. A film celebrating both the bike and the human body, protesting against oil dependency and climate change and illustrating the vulnerability of cyclists on city-streets.


“The Humble Magnificent” (30 min.) The bike is a humble yet magnificent form of transport, and it symbolises a way of life that can be both fulfilling and sustainable. This film follows the national grassroots group Bicycology as they toured England in 2006, teaching people how to fix their bikes and discussing the things we can all do to help fix the planet.

“Cyclist's Special / Cyclists' Day Out” (15 min) A short film about a day out cycling, made by the British Rail film board. Filmed in May 1953, this short documentary follows a Cyclist's Touring Club 'Day Out'. Hundreds of CTC Local Group members travel from London to Rugby via train, and then explore the local countryside. Delightful (and hilarious) to watch, this is a fascinating insight into cycling (and England) as it was and could be.

Date & Time: Saturday 30th August, 7.30 - 10 pm.

Location: Dukes Cinema - NEED ADDRESS & CONTACT DETAILS

Duration: 2.5 hours, arrive promptly

Sunday 31st

More riding?

Monday 1st September

Tidying Up

Tuesday 2nd September

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