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Pedal for Progress

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Queen's Gardens

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Join us on Thursday March 8th for our inaugural International Women's Day Rally Ride.

The theme of #IWD2018 is Push for Progress which for us is #PedalforProgress. We will be joining the global call for gender parity and highlighting the role safe space for cycling has in securing equal economic rights for women.

The rally ride will be a ten mile loop of Croydon's proposed protected cycle track, linking the town centre with Coulsdon in the south. As we will be riding in the dark, we will adorn our bikes with lights and will be bringing a party playlist of special selected #IWD2018 tunes to make sure our message is heard loud and clear.

Refreshments will be taken in Coulsdon at Cycling Made Easy. Now an e-bike store, but once the site of an old chestnut tree, under which cyclists would be rewarded with cordial provided by the local temperance society. We will then head back to Croydon and Matthews Yard for our rally speeches; comedy with Ellen Waddell, spoken word from Miranda Roszkowski and Well Versed Ink's Natalie performing her gorgeous poetry.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Children are welcome but they need to be accompanied by an adult. They need to be able to stop and start safely and should be able to ride at least 4 miles comfortably.


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

Queen's Gardens is a short walk or ride from both East and West Croydon stations, though you will need to check the cycle restrictions on services out of London after 4pm. Our rest stop and half-way point (Cycling Made Easy) is close to both Coulsdon Town and Coulsdon South station if returning to Croydon by train is preferred (4.5 miles).

What can I bring into the event?

It will get dark at 6pm so lights are a legal requirement. And let's turn out bikes into beacons: as many lights as possible please! The IWD colour is suffrage purple so if you have something puple to wear, please do. You will also need to dress accordingly for the weather; we recommend gloves and a waterproof jacket for spring riding (at least-obvs).

What you don't need to bring is a bike: we have a limited number of e-bikes available to use as part of our ride but these MUST be booked in advance. Please contact us for further details.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email us at croydonbicycletheatre@gmail.com

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