Bike week this year started off with a children’s art competition at Bungay library – this year Margaret Sheppard, Trustee of the Beccles and Bungay Cycle Strategy, themed the competition on Sustainable Transport which resulted in some amazing pictures from local children. Two children from Ellingham Primary school won joint first prizes and it was very hard to judge as all the entries were of a high standard.
On midsummer evening 11 people, plus 3 others on the Community bus, set off down the lanes to St Peters Brewery for Green Drinks (our monthly discussions over a drink). June’s theme was all about cycling, community transport and sustainable travel.
On Thursday 23rd, the Godric Cycling Club and Beccles and Bungay Cycle Strategy organised a free Dr Bike service. After the Dr Bike checks, children from St Edmunds Primary school completed a bike training ride and were delighted to receive their free spoke accessories and Bike Week balloons (all of which were courtesy of Team Green Britain, the national sponsors of Bike Week). Beccles and Bungay Cycle Strategy offered free bells to the children for their bikes.
A group of 27 cyclists converged for lunch at the Rumburgh Buck as the finale to Bike Week in the area. 11 cyclists from Bungay, 11 from Beccles and 5 from other local areas all enjoyed a glorious day’s riding and agreed that it was a great way to end Bike Week celebrations.