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bicycology stroud

Bicycology Stroud is a couple of Bicycologists striving to give the people of Stroud some Bicycological Cycleanalysis. So far we have been focussing on running irregular Bike Film Nights, and the occasional Dr. Bike session/stall. We are working on building a Pedal-Generator and Bike Sound-system and getting together a Stroud Bike Polo team. We're also loosely involved in the Transition Town initiative through the Transport Group, and have been working with them to attempt to create cycle friendly policies and projects. If you're interested, drop us a line... stroud@bicycology.org.uk

Camp for Climate Action 2008, Kingsnorth,
Kent, 4th-11th August
Along with Bicycologists from around the country, Bicycology Stroud will be present
at this years Climate Camp - to be held at the proposed site of Britain's first new Coal-fired power-plant for 30 years.

Films for Bike Week (joint event with Transition Stroud)
Thursday, June 19th 2008,7.30pm, Centre for Science & Art, Lansdown Rd. £4

As this month's Transition Film night falls in National Bike Week, the evening is being jointly organised with Bicycology Stroud. We will basically be showing the same films we showed for Bike Week last year - so if you missed them first time round you've got another chance!

Showing:

World Naked Bike
London, 2005: hundreds of cyclists get naked and ride en masse through the streets, simultaneous with rides around the world. A film celebrating both the bike and the human body, protesting against oil dependency and climate change
and illustrating the vulnerability of cyclists on city-streets

The Humble Magnificent
The bike is a humble yet magnificent form of transport, and it symbolises a way of life that can be both fulfilling and sustainable. Bicycology is a grassroots collective who promote cycling as both a form of transport and a source of joy. This film follows their 2006 Roadshow, in which the group toured England, teaching people how to fix their bikes and discussing the things we can all do to help fix the planet.

plus short films, the usual Bicycological Banter, and discussion around the role of the Bicycle in the Transition to a post-Peak Oil world.

Stroud Valley's Cycle Campaign Stroud to Chalford Bike Ride
Sunday, June15th 2008, leaving the Sub Rooms Forecourt from 10am

Bicycology Stroud will participating in this mass ride, which aims to put pressure on local authorities to provide a Safe Cycle Route along the valley bottom. Riders will leave in groups of around 10, and Bicycology Stroud will be a colourful presence on the ride and at the picnic in Chalford Valley Park.

Activities in Chalford Valley Park
Sunday, June 15th 2008, 11am-4pm
As part of the day's Mass Bike Ride from Stroud to Chalford, a bring and share celebration of the bicycle will be held in Chalford Valley Park. Bicycology Stroud will be providing introductory maintenance workshops on fixing a puncture and checking your bike, and hosting games and activities including slow bike races, bicycle limbo and bike polo..

Transition Stroud Transport Group Stall
Saturday, June 7th 2008, 9am-2pm

Bicycology Stroud will be providing a free Dr. Bike cycle check and basic repair service at a stall organised together with the Transition Stroud Transport Group, and Stroud Valley's Cycle Campaign - as a prelude to Bike Week. The stall will include a wide range of leaflets from Bicycology and other organisations on Transport Issues, and a display of a variety of child/load-carrying bikes / attachments.

Bicycology Stroud Bike Film Night: 4 ... flyer
Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 7.30pm, The Artspace, John St., GL5 2HA
Free / donation (£3 suggested)

Showing:

Pedal
What happens when you love cycling so much you take it up as a job? Filmed entirely from a skateboard, this feature-length documentary is an intimate and fascinating look at the lives of people who have done just that - bike messengers in the Capital of cycle-couriering, New York. Director Peter Sutherland throws himself into an anarchic world and emerges with a film that fully captures the energy and diversity of this curious profession

Eat? Sleep? Bikes?
More people who love their bikes perhaps just a little too much. This film follows the efforts of a vegan fixed-wheel team as they compete in a non-stop 508-mile relay race through America's Death Valley.

Plus short films and the usual Bicycological Banter

Bike Film Night 3

(Information to be uploaded shortly)

Bike Film Night 2: Climate Action

(Information and review to be uploaded shortly)

Bike polo
Friday 22nd of June, 2007, 5pm
Bicycology Stroud brought out the Polo mallets and offered a free introductory game of Bike Polo, near the skate ramps in Stratford Park. We were hoping there’d be enough interest to form a team and play regular games... but it rained and no-one came! If you’re interested, get in touch – we’d still love a team in Stroud - it's great fun, and a brilliant way to improve your cycling skills
Bike Film Night Monday 18th June, 2007, The Sub Rooms Café, 7-10.30pm Free / Donation Print the Poster

Bike Film Night: 1
Monday 18th June, 2007, The Sub Rooms Café, 7-10.30pm Free / Donation Print the Poster...
As a launch night for Bicycology Stroud, and to celebrate National Bike Week in 2007, we showed a few films. We are repeating this film night this bike week – on Thursday 19th June (see <upcoming events>).

The Humble Magnificent’ (30 mins) explains a little about the
group Bicycology: “The bike is a humble yet magnificent form of transport,
and it symbolises a way of life that can be both fulfilling and
sustainable. Bicycology is a grassroots collective who promote cycling as
both a form of transport and a source of joy. This film follows their
2006 Roadshow, in which the group pedalled across England, teaching people
how to fix their bikes, and discussing the things we can all do to help
fix the planet”
The headline film, ‘World Naked Bike Ride’ (45 minutes) is a bit of fun.
Narrated by Channel 4’s Jon Snow, it delves into a worldwide annual
phenomenon, focussing on an event in London in 2005 “Hundreds of cyclists
get naked and ride en masse through the streets, simultaneous with rides
around the world. This is a film celebrating both the bike and the human
body, protesting against oil dependency and climate change, and
illustrating the vulnerability of cyclists on city-streets”
Other short films were also shown.
<A review of our first Bike Film Night>


Farmers Market
Saturday 16th June, 2007
Bicycology Stroud had a Stall at the Farmers Market on Saturday 16th
June, 2007. We offered free basic bike checks and Cycle Training
advice. There was a display answering many bike questions, and
linking cycling to other environmental and social issues. Lots of people came for a chat, and it was a good event. We’re taking part in another stall this June 7th, 2008, this time on the Sub Rooms Forecourt If you'd be interested in helping out, please get in touch -
stroud@bicycology.org.uk

Bike Film Night Monday 18th June, The Sub Rooms Café, 7-10.30pm Free / Donation Print the Poster

To celebrate National Bike Week, Bicycology Stroud presents a ‘Bike Film
Night’ -an evening of short films about cycling. The event will also
function as a launch night for Bicycology Stroud.

The film ‘The Humble Magnificent’ (30 mins) explains a little about the
group Bicycology: “The bike is a humble yet magnificent form of transport,
and it symbolises a way of life that can be both fulfilling and
sustainable. Bicycology is a grassroots collective who promote cycling as
both a form of transport and a source of joy. This film follows their
2006 Roadshow, in which the group pedalled across England, teaching people
how to fix their bikes, and discussing the things we can all do to help
fix the planet”

The headline film, ‘World Naked Bike Ride’ (45 minutes) is a bit of fun.
Narrated by Channel 4’s Jon Snow, it delves into a worldwide annual
phenomenon, focussing on an event in London in 2005 “Hundreds of cyclists
get naked and ride en masse through the streets, simultaneous with rides
around the world. This is a film celebrating both the bike and the human
body, protesting against oil dependency and climate change, and
illustrating the vulnerability of cyclists on city-streets”

Other short films about bikes, in particular, bike recycling projects,
will also be shown.

Bike polo On Friday 22nd of June,

Bicycology Stroud will be bringing out Polo
mallets and offering a free introductory game of Bike Polo, near the skate
ramps in Stratford Park - meet at 5pm. If there's enough interest, we
hope to form a team and play regular games... in the meantime, it's great
fun, and a brilliant way to improve your cycling skills

Get in touch - stroud@bicycology.org.uk


     
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"Bicycology uses creative methods to encourage environmental responsibility.
Its aim is to promoting cycling as a healthy, practical and enjoyable alternative to high-carbon lifestyles, and to challenge the politics and economics that have led us down the road to environmental destruction and massive global injustice"