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Cycle September - a month-long celebration of cycling

Cycle Friendly Deal wants to get more people riding around Deal and the surrounding area. To help there’s series of events and rides happening this September. Here you can find out the details of all the activities (we’ve had to spread them over a few pages as there’s so much!) and you can see the whole calendar Here.

A number of the events have limited places. To avoid disappointment please book early.

Weekly Events – with the help of local groups there's a variety of weekly rides for you to join. More information HERE

New Routes – during the month we will be launching new routes to ride. Find out more HERE

History Cycle Tours – Little rides with local historians. Find out more HERE 

Monday 9 to Saturday 14 September: Donate-A-Bike Week

Working with Kent County Council and Cycle Community CIC, we’re collecting bikes to be refurbished and resold at affordable prices.

If you’ve got a serviceable bike that’s too small or is unused and gathering dust, then bring it along to Deal Town Hall.

The Undercroft Gates will be open from 9am each day. Just leave your bike in the Undercroft. When Deal Town Hall Reception is open, pop in and let us know it's there and we'll give you a 20% off Voucher for the Affordable Refurbished Bike Sale.  When Reception is closed there will be Cycle September Postcards in the Undercroft for you to let us know which bike you've left and if you'd like a voucher, please leave your email address and we'll send one over. Just pop the card through the letterbox.  

10am-6pm 14 September: Self-Guided Church Heritage Cycle Tour

A self-guided tour of 10 of the most historic churches in Deal and Walmer, which will be open as part of the Friends of Kent Churches "Ride & Stride" day. Refreshments may be available at a number of churches.

This tour can be tailored to your fitness, time available and is suitable for families and electric bikes. Your start location can be selected to suit you. There are two documents to download:

  • A Cycling & Walking Map showing the location of the churches
  • Deal Society Notes describing the 10 churches plus a few further afield 

3-5pm 16 September: Affordable Refurbished Bike Sale at Deal Town Hall

Cycle Community CIC will work hard to refurbish the donated bikes ready for the Affordable Refurbished Bike Sale on Monday 16 September. The sale will take place in the Undercroft at Deal Town Hall from 3-5pm. Prices will range from £20 for children's bikes and £40 for adult bikes. They will be fully serviced and ready to ride. The team will help you pick out the right bike and make sure it fits its new rider.

16 September: Free Cycle Maintenance Class – 5.30-8.30pm

After the Bike Sale, the team from Cycle Community CIC will run a free Cycle Maintenance Class in the Undercroft at Deal Town Hall. Come along and learn the basics of how to fix your bike. This three-hour class requires no previous experience. You don’t even need to bring any tools, but it would be a good idea to wear something you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. In this Free Bicycle Maintenance Class, you’ll learn about your bike, tools, how to fix punctures, checking & adjusting brakes & gears as well as setting up your bike. FULLY BOOKED - SORRY!

Every Thursday: Little Lunchtime Loop – 1-2pm

Every Thursday lunchtime Adrian will be guiding a short ride to help people who are reasonably new to cycling or are returning to riding. Adrian’s a fully qualified and experienced Bikeability Instructor who’s helped thousands of riders across Kent and London over the last ten years. Initially the rides will be on traffic free paths, progressing to quiet roads as riders gain confidence. Book your place HERE.

To stay up to date with Cycle September & Cycle Friendly Deal, you can sign up to our newsletter HERE 

 A Road Map outlining what we’re doing and why is available to read HERE and the appendices HERE