Monday, October 11, 2010

Darlovelo Autumnal Excursion

Darlovelo is organising an Autumnal Social Cycle Excursion for members and friends on Saturday 23rd October 2010. The Darlington Cycling Campaign-backed dutch bike hire scheme was set up earlier this year as a follow up to the Beauty and the Bike project, and has recently appointed a Promotions Officer to organise events and manage bike hires.

Darlovelo has been constituted as a member-run organisation, and is open to all cyclists who support the aims of the project, not just people who wish to hire bicycles. Membership is just £5 per year, and you can get in touch via the Darlovelo website.

The ride will start at 2pm on Saturday 23rd October 2010 at Darlington Arts Centre. It will take a tour of the bicycle friendly streets in the town, through russet parks, and amber lined avenues, returning to the Arts Centre for a warm drink and a slice of home made cake.

If you have a biking buddy, or would like to introduce someone to the delights of cycling then bring them down. Darlovelo can provide bikes and they can share the experience with you. There may be a very small charge for hire for non members. (If you would like to ensure that there is a bike available, please let Darlovelo know in advance that you will be coming.)

Wrap up warm, and put your peddling boots on to join us!

Bikes Stolen in Darlington (Again)

A poster at Singletrackworld has just posted about another bike theft in Darlington. Two bikes in fact, a Whyte E120 and a Boardman FS Team. The owner had three bikes stolen last year, and beefed up his security as a result. This looks like a targetted theft. The E120 XT was black with silver rock shox rebas and flow wheels with silver spokes. The Boardman was a standard FS team in silver with a fizik saddle as the only change.