I was thinking about how to get a few more people joining the bikebus rides. Word of mouth is good but I decided that incentives are better.
So any bikebus rider who brings along a new rider to one of the Saturday rides will have the thrill of winning a free cup of excellent coffee at the cafe stop. Bring two people and you get a cake as well.
This week’s Bikebus route explores how to get around the area outside the Ring Road, and among the many delights there are a great many bike shops.
How many will we see? At the start of the ride you’ll be asked to guess and if you get it right the coffee is on me. Hint, there are more than you expect.
Route 2 details here, see you 10am at Nether Edge crossroads?
Date for your Diary, on Sunday the 18th May Bikebus will have a special excursion into the Peak District.
We are planning a 14 mile ride, generally easy terrain with good cafe stops and great scenery.
Who will come on the first Bikebus ride of 2014?
We are starting the new season with Route 1 (naturally). It’s a direct and stress-free ride into the city centre, passing Sheffield Hallam University, the Millenium Galleries and the winter Gardens and ending outside the City Hall and Cole Brothers (Bikebus tries to ignore rebranding).
On the way back we’ll take in the new Markets on the Moor and have a break for cake at the Harland Cafe (if they are in we’ll have a look at what lovely bikes are being built at “Cycles in Motion” just behind the cafe)
I’m expecting some new riders so I hope some of our loyal veterans will come along to support them.
Route details here
The new Bikebus Timetable for Spring 2014
All your old favourite Bikebus routes plus some exciting new opportunities to go further and have more fun on your bike.
CycleSheffield has been invited to take part in final stages of the ‘Look North’ Tour de France tandem ride which is going on all this week with presenters Harry Gration and Amy Garcia cycling the very tough first two stages of the TdF.
So please come along and ride with Harry and Amy as they roll into Sheffield. Two opportunities: Continue reading
As the Bikebus is taking a break until April it’s a good time to look back on our first year.
Thanks to everybody who turned up for the rides, it was really good fun and I feel really lucky to have spent the time with such interesting and friendly people. Some days we only had one person come along but the bus will run as long as somebody wants it.
Having started with quite a vague idea where the project might go, quite a few things crystallised during the year. Continue reading