All welcome on community cycle ride from Brimscombe to the farmers’ market on July 2

Cyclists of all ages are invited to take part in a community bike ride from Brimscombe to Stroud, which takes place on Saturday July 2. Arrive at 10am at Brimscombe Mills. Come on a bike for a free coffee or come along and borrow a bike from the Bike Drop if you need one. The ride itself will start at 10.30am.

 The event is being organised by a group of keen cyclists (the Cargo Bikes of Stroud), the Bike Drop community cycle servicing and repair workshop at Brimscombe Mills, and The Electric Bike Shop in Stroud.

The route, along the A419, starts at Brimscombe Mills (GL5 2QN) and ends at Stroud farmers’ market – about three miles in total, most of it flat. There is no charge to take part. Bikes can be locked outside the Electric Bike Shop and staff there will keep an eye on them, as long as they are removed before the end of the market (2pm).

Participants who arrive by bike can get a free tea/coffee or children’s drink from 10am at the Bike Drop before setting off.

Beki Aldam, Green district councillor for Brimscombe & Thrupp, will be taking part with her children on their cargo bike. She said: “When we decided to organise the ride there were just so many reasons behind it – the need for better infrastructure; the wish to reduce air pollution; demand for safer, pleasanter streets; helping people recharge their mental and physical health – but mostly we’re excited to get people together and have some fun. Getting around by bike is the best way to travel, and what better destination than our brilliant farmers’ market?”

Beki is pictured with her cargo bike, outside the Electric Bike Shop in Stroud.

For more information on the ride, contact Beki at