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University helping peddle the joys and benefits of cycling

We are pleased to announce that the School of Education and School of Sports and Health Sciences is staging a series of free events on 12 June from its Falmer campus to mark the culmination of National Bike Week (6-12 June).

Led by the Brighton Bike Hub, the free community bike train will leave from the University of Brighton, Falmer campus rugby pitches at 1pm, and will follow the route to Stanmer park then back to the Falmer campus. The pace will be easy-going and great fun for all the family to join in.

There will also be other cycling activities on the day  at the University of Brighton including:

  • British Cycling – Cycling for Schools training 10am to 4pm.
  • British Cycling BREEZE women-led/women-only rides
    – 10:15am ride to Woodingdean  – BEGINNERS ride (book your place)
    – 14:30pm ride to Lewes  – INTERMEDIATE ride (book your place)

There will also be a Cycle-to-School training initiative for teachers and teaching assistants, plus events for both beginner and intermediate riders.

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Principal Lecturer for the School of Education, and a former elite champion cyclist, has created and will lead the Cycling For Schools project to help local teaching staff become cycling advocates as part of accredited continuing professional development. Aiming to make Brighton & Hove one of the cycle-to-school capitals of Britain, this free training  will run 10am to 4pm on 12 June, and is  backed by British Cycling and Sustrans, as well as Brighton & Hove City Council.

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Principal Lecturer for the School of Education, said: “The cycling community have come together to create this event. It’s set to be a wonderful celebration of cycling.”

Last month, Dr Moncrieffe’s 2021 book Desire, Discrimination and Determination: Black Champions In Cycling –  delving into the overlooked history of leading black cyclists – won the prestigious Sunday Times Cycling Book of the Year award for 2022. The book was also longlisted last year for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, the world’s longest established and most valuable literary sports-writing prize.

Christina Camm • May 19, 2022

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