Bike Belles Family Christmas Ride, The Life House, Washington
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Bike Belles Family Christmas Ride, The Life House, Washington

Bike Belles Family Christmas Ride, The Life House, Washington

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The Life House (Washington Mind)

Grasmere Terrace

Washington

NE38 7LP

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In the words of Slade "IT'S CHRISTMAS!"

So we thought what a good excuse for a festive themed ride. We invite you to bring your kids, grandkids or friends along for this festive family 4 mile (approximate) ride to Dobbies Garden Centre . To help us all to get into the festive spirit we thought it might be nice to give our bikes a bit of Christmas bling.

When you are decorating your bike please make sure everything is securely fastened and nothing can get caught in the spokes, brakes etc… we will obviously check your bikes before you go. Plus we will have a few spare bits if you are struggling to find decorations.

This route is mostly on shared paths however there is a couple of short sections on quiet roads. This ride is suitable for all bike types. We will be stopping at Dobbies Garden Centre for refreshments and a look around the Christmas shop. So make sure you bring some money with you. Although remember you have to carry anything you buy back on your bike!

Please ensure that you book one ticket per rider even those with little wheels.

Unfortunately we do not have bikes or helmets are available for you to borrow for this activity.

The ride starts at 10:00, please try and arrive a few minutes early if possible.

The weather can be unpredictable at this time of the year - please make sure you check the weather and dress appropriately, gloves and a waterproof are recommended.

FAQs

I don't have my own bike, can I borrow one?

  • Unfortunately at the moment we do not have a fleet of bikes at The Life House, Washington available for you to borrow. We hope this will change soon.

What if I am not fit enough for the ride?

  • Don’t worry – you will never be the last person, everyone rides at their own pace and they are always very social occasions. In the brief description above you will find you the length and difficulty of the ride to help you decide if it is the right ride for you. If you would like to discuss it further please email bike.belles@sustrans.org,uk

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

  • The Life House, Washington has a large free carpark which will be open on the day of the ride. The Life House is situated on Grasmere Terrace, Washington NE38 7LP. Please check the North East Journey Planner for local bus routes.

What should I bring with me?

  • Before the ride/activity please check the weather and dress appropriately. The weather is changeable so we always recommend a waterproof jacket and gloves. Depending on the length of the ride you may want to bring water and a snack with you. We often stop for refreshments so you might want to bring a bit of money with you if you want to buy something.

What should I wear?

  • Something you can move in comfortably. We recommend leggings or jogging bottoms which are tight at the ankle. Layers are also a good idea and waterproof jacket is often essential.

How much does the event cost?

  • Nothing! This project is supported by the Director of Public Health Sunderland and as such the running costs have been covered.

What if I cannot make it the ride after I have booked onto it?

  • You should be able to cancel your place through Eventbrite – however this can be difficult especially through your mobile. If you cannot make the ride please email bike.belles@sustrans.org.uk or ring 07467 337 944.

What if the ride is cancelled?

  • We will always try and let you know with as much notice as possible. Sometimes this can be first thing in the morning on the day of the ride. We will get in touch via the contact information you booked with, usually your mobile. Please ensure this is correct.

Where does the ride meet?

  • Unless otherwise stated all the rides starts in the carpark at The Life House, Washington.


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