NetZero Networking Cycle Ride from Macknade Ashford, Wed 26 Oct, 7.30am

NetZero Networking Cycle Ride from Macknade Ashford, Wed 26 Oct, 7.30am

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Macknade Ashford

Elwick Place

Elwick Road


TN23 1AX

United Kingdom

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NetZero Networking – Active, outdoor, sustainable events that connect socially and environmentally minded people with people and the planet.

About this event

NetZero Networking is a new initiative that aims to connect socially and environmentally minded leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in Kent through active, outdoor, sustainable events.

About this event

This early morning cycle ride will enable you to get some fresh air and exercise, and meet and chat with like-minded business leaders whilst enjoying the lovely countryside surrounding Ashford, Kent.

You don't have to be super fit or an expert cyclist to join us.

But you will need a reasonable level of fitness and basic bike handling skills.


7.30 am Meet at Macknade, Introductions and Bike/Kit check and depart for our ride

8.30 am Return to Macknade for a complimentary coffee and the chance to carry on the conversation

A sustainable/vegan breakfast, pastries and cakes will be available to order (at an additional cost).

What you will need:

  • A roadworthy bike - any type
  • A cycling helmet (Recommended - not compulsory)
  • Clothing - if you have all the kit - that's fine. If you don't, we recommend wearing close-fitting, comfortable clothes suitable for the weather (check the forecast before leaving home). Eye protection, gloves and sensible footwear are also recommended.
  • Please ensure you have eaten before the ride unless you are used to exercising on an empty stomach.
  • Please also bring a drink and a snack.

Distance – 8 - 12 miles. We'll be riding at a leisurely pace so that everyone can keep up - we won't leave anyone behind.

Parking – Free Parking is available at Elwick Place Car Park until 9 am. However, please travel as sustainably as you can. Ashford International train station is less than 5-minutes away by bike.

Complimentary coffee is kindly provided by Macknade.

Event & Ride Leader: Rachael Carley is Director of Carley Coaching Ltd and is a Certified Coach, NLP Practitioner, Ride Leader and outdoor professional with a background in personal and professional development training, business and the not-for-profit sector. The focus of her work is on helping leaders to develop personally and professionally and to use their influence and authority to achieve greater social and environmental impact. This is achieved through the delivery of executive coaching, NLP and outdoor adventure programmes for individuals, groups and teams.

Ride Leader: Miranda Palmer is Active Travel Interventions Team Leader at Kent County Council. Miranda is a Ride Leader, with a background in the Agricultural and Equestrian industry, Sports Development, Education and Transport Planning. She is passionate about the health and wellbeing of others and helps facilitate this through her everyday work and personal life.

Why is this event called NetZero Networking?

Rachael's company, Carley Coaching Ltd, is a B-Corp pending company that is working towards being carbon positive. The carbon footprint of this event will be calculated and offset to ensure that its impact is NetZero or better. This will be achieved through tree planting with Ecologi.

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