Cycle Awareness Ride in Canterbury

Cycle Awareness Ride in Canterbury


Cycle Awareness Ride in Canterbury

Berkeley Homes is hosting a free cycle event at its Kingsbrook Park development in Canterbury on Saturday 4th July. The event is taking place between 11am and 3pm at the developer's stunning site on the corner of Broad Oak and Kingsmead Road. Everyone is invited along to this free event and visitors are urged to bring their cycle with them.

The event is designed to encourage the local community to adopt a greener, healthier way of travelling in and around Canterbury city, and the event dovetails with Kingsbrook Park's green travel plan, which is in place to encourage residents at the development to cycle more often.

Visitors can look forward to four hours packed full of cycle activities. Berkeley Homes has been working closely with SPOKES - the East Kent Cycle Campaign - and local cycle store Downland Cycles to bring the event to fruition. On the day there will be Dr Bike, who will offer practical advice on cycle maintenance and riding style, a free prize draw to win a new cycle, a display of the latest cycles and equipment from Canterbury's Downland Cycles and a fully staffed SPOKES stand that will be packed full of cycle literature (including cycle maps, tourists guides and general cycle information).

Steve Fawke, Chairman of SPOKES, comments: "We are delighted to be working with Berkeley Homes to increase cycle awareness in Canterbury. The city and its environs are fantastic places to cycle so we hope that the event will encourage more people to dust down their bikes this Summer."

The event's other big pull is a 2-hour guided cycle tour of Canterbury, organised by the bike experts from SPOKES. The guided tour will depart from Kingsbrook Park at 1pm, and there is a limited number of tour places available on a first come, first served basis. To book a space, cyclists are being urged to email with their name, address and contact details. Cyclists would need to bring their own bike and safety equipment.

Piers Clanford, Operations Director at Berkeley Homes (Capital) Plc, is hoping the cycle event raises the awareness of cycling in Canterbury: "The cycle event on Saturday 4th July is open to everyone, and gives the local community and residents at Kingsbrook Park the chance to find out how cycling can benefit their lifestyle. It is part of our sustainable ethos at Berkeley Homes to encourage people to adopt greener methods of travel so we look forward to creating a new wave of cyclists."

Kingsbrook Park is the most stylish addition to the new build property scene in Canterbury - just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Eventually comprising 264 properties, currently for sale is a collection of three- and four-bedroom townhouses that boasts views of either the cathedral or of the River Stour (which borders the site on three sides). A new collection of ever-popular apartments is set to be released later this Summer, following the sell-out success of the previous apartments. Bike owners and would-be cyclists are well catered for at Kingsbrook Park, with nearby cycle routes and provision for cycle storage.

Those wishing to ditch the car will also have improved rail access to London and Kent as of December 2009, when the new high speed commuter service opens. The new, ultra-fast trains will run from Canterbury West train station, which is just 10-minutes walk from Kingsbrook Park, slashing travel times to London St Pancras to just 61 minutes.