It’s just under a week to go to Car Free Day which is on Thursday 22nd September. With it falling on a Market Day there will be fewer activities in the centre of Town but we still have a lot going on and the usual amazing volunteer groups to help us out.
Windrush Bike Project start our Car Free Day activities with Buddy Rides at 8am.
These are for people who would like to cycle but are nervous of traffic. They will help with finding the best routes in and around Witney. You need to pre-book a slot on their website. There are free teas and coffees in 1863 for anyone taking part in a buddy ride as a thank you for making a cleaner and greener choice. https://bookwhen.com/windrushbikeproject
Windrush Bike Project are also ending our day with free DR Bike Bicycle checks and small repairs at their depot in Corn Street from 4pm to 7pm.
At 10am Steve will lead a short, safe route cycle ride to Ducklington and we will stand anyone that goes on the ride a free tea or coffee at 1863. Meet under the Town Hall.
From 10am to 2pm Thames Valley Police will be manning a market stall where they will offer Free bike marking. You can have your scooter done too.
At 10.30 am WODC will be taking people on a health walk for around 45 minutes. It will be suitable for most people and again there is a free tea or coffee for anyone that goes along. Meet beneath the Town Hall.
Cycling without Age will be with us between 11am and 2pm with their amazing electric trishaw. The trishaw makes it possible for older and vulnerable people to enjoy the experience of a safe and accompanied bike ride, something they may not have been able to do for years. We are really excited that they are coming along this year.
Don’t forget we also have our Walk to School /Active Travel Bingo which your children can complete over the course of the whole week.
We have a Car Free Day themed window in our Admin office too, with posters about useful apps for getting bus times and calculating safe cycle routes. There is also a list of some lovely local walks to try out. #CarFreeDay