Hop, Skip, Scoot, Walk or Cycle on Car Free Day

Witney Town Council are set to celebrate World Car Free Day with a range of activities on Market Square. 22nd September is World Car Free Day, when all around the world towns and cities allow people to experience streets free of motor traffic.

Witney Town Council are promoting active travel with a fun-filled day on Market Square.

Windrush Bike Project are hosting FREE ‘Buddy Bike’ sessions – Would you like to cycle but are nervous of traffic? Do you need help finding the best routes in and around Witney? Windrush Bike Project are providing cycling buddies for rides in and around Witney on 22nd September. Your buddy will be an experienced cyclist who knows your area, can help you plan routes, and build your confidence to make journeys by bike.

Once you have completed your ride Witney Town Council are offering  a free drink at the Corn Exchange to say thanks for making a cleaner and greener journey. Bookings can be made here.

Windrush Bike Project are also offering FREE Dr Bike repairs – Drop your bikes off with John and Dave in the market square for a free bike check and minor repairs (brake blocks, cables, inner tubes). Funded by the Big Bike Revival. Bookings can be made here.

Active Oxfordshire will be hosting a guided walk from Market Square to Cogges Farm, a gentle stroll with a break for a drink at Cogges and back to Market Square (Approx 1 hour total). This is a FREE event, no need to book – meet the Walk Leader on Market Square for a 10am start.

Children will have the opportunity to make a fruit smoothie with pedal power on the fun Smoothie Bike. This and other pavement games will be available for FREE on Market Square from 12pm to 4pm.

Café 1863 will be offering some active travel themed refreshments throughout the day.

Oxford Bus Museum will be displaying some interesting bicycles from days gone by.

Please join Witney Town Council in making your daily travel car free for the day and celebrate this important worldwide event.

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