Dr Bike

We will be holding our first Dr Bike session of the year at Newbury Farmer’s Market on Sunday 3 March between 9am and 1pm. We’ve got several members qualified to National Standards for bike adjustment and bike fitting who will be on hand to help with routine maintenance and advice.

So if you’ve got a bike with flat tyres, dodgy brakes, or slipping gears then come and see us. If we can, we’ll fix it for FREE. If we can’t fix it, we can at least tell you what needs doing and point you in the direction of your local bike shop, where Spokes members should get a 10% discount on parts.


Wheels for Rotary – Sponsored Ride

The Rotary Club of Hungerford are looking for people to take part in their 2013 cycle challenge. Starting on 7 July, participants will cycle from Hungerford to its twin town of Ligueil in France and back – a distance of approximately 550 miles over 7 days.

This event offers you the opportunity to take in some stunning countryside in England and France, whilst raising money for two worthy charities: End Polio Now and Bruce Trust Barges.

The organisers are looking for 30+ volunteers, including 2-3 support vehicles to carry luggage and look after the riders.

For further information check out the Hungerford Rotary Club website.


February Cycle Count

Spokes will be carrying out the first of its three cycle counts of the year between the 26th and 28th of February.  We are looking for volunteers to record the numbers of cyclists between 07:30 – 09:30 on any one of these days. There are 17 sites covered by the count, from Hungerford in the west to Tilehurst in the east.

As an incentive for turning out in the month of February and for Spokes to show its appreciation, all those who volunteer to take part in the count will be entered for a prize draw – the winner will receive £50 of Banjo vouchers. The draw will be made during Spokes monthly meeting in April.

Cycle counting is important for Spokes, since the funding that we receive from West Berkshire Council helps to fund our activities and is the main reason that we are able to offer membership for free.

So if you are able to help, please contact William on 01635 529 909, 07890 575 498 or use the contact form.