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Kidical Mass Reading

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You and your children, grandchildren, dogs etc are warmly invited to the forthcoming ‘Kidical Mass Reading’ rides:

  • 2nd April 11:30am – Kidical Mass Reading launch ride
  • 15th May 11:30am – International Kidical Mass Action Day

Kidical Masses are a worldwide initiative, where children of all ages take to the streets of our towns and cities, on bikes, adapted cycles, wheelchairs, balance-bikes etc, under safe and properly marshalled conditions.

Our motto is “space for the next generation” and the purpose of this event is to get kids and adults excited about cycling, and to improve confidence on roads by riding in a safe and welcoming group of cyclists.

KM Dec small wheels v2The rides demonstrate that there is a desire for infrastructure that supports active travel choices, which brings huge environmental and health benefits.

We hope they will encourage others to consider making short journeys by bike, or other active travel choice, rather than taking a car.

We want to give kids a physical presence and a voice in the public realm. A city that is safe and sustainable for kids is a city that is good for people of all ages and abilities.

We plan to start from Palmer Park, with adult marshals to help with traffic control. The route is 3km through the town.

Our destination is Forbury Gardens, where we expect to arrive in less than an hour. It is not a race – just a friendly group cycle. Bring your wheels and wear bright colours!

G and GF on road v2There will be homemade cake and time for the kids to play in the gardens afterwards – do bring a picnic if the weather looks good!

We’d love to see you there, as a participant, cake baker, organiser or safety marshal.

Please contact kathleenlheath@gmail.com for more information.

Or follow us on https://www.facebook.com/groups/familycyclingreading

or on Twitter https://twitter.com/kidicalmassreading

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