Want to cycle to work? Need more confidence? BACK 2 BIKE, a Transition Stroud project, are running assessment days in Cheapside Car Park. They've asked me to help publicise them - the next two are: 9 – 1 on Sun 25th April and Sun 9th May 2010, They will assess your needs and offer further training. £2.50 each. Pre-booking required - contact: Helen Royall helenroyall(at)lineone.net or 01453 755509.
They have had some good reports - and while on bikes if you have an old bicycle in your garage or shed that you don't use then AW Bikes will, according to an ad in the Randwick Runner, collect free of charge - call them on 07941 961956.
Lastly on bikes it is great to see the circular cycle route completed in Randwick Woods
- it is a way-marked bike trail that the National Trust has put in to try and reduce some of the off-roading and damage to wildlife including bluebells. Now as many will have noticed there are horse stiles to try and stop the motorbikes using the woods. The National Trust do ask people to report motorbikes misusing the woods to the Stonehouse Police station - give location as Ash Lane rather than Randwick Woods. The National Trust no is: 01452 810052.