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Kidical Mass Barry Family Cycling event

September 24

The very first Kidical Mass cycling event is set to take place in Barry on September 24th. Not only is it the first event in Barry but the first in Wales. Kidical Mass is a worldwide movement. Cyclists from 0 to 99 years old take over the streets to reclaim the road space in colourful bicycle demonstrations. The format focuses on children and sustainable mobility.

The Barry organisers are joining in with the International Kidical Mass day, which will see family friendly cycle rides happening in 200 locations worldwide. The vision of Kidical Mass is that all children and young people can safely and independently use cycles as a mode of travel.

Aoife Blight, Kidical Mass Barry organiser, had this to say, “this is all about getting families out on their wheels, be it bikes, trikes or scooters, for a fun and easy ride from Barry Island to The Knap. The aim of the cycle is to show families how easy it is to cycle along our beautiful coastline here in Barry and to get more people thinking about walking and wheeling instead of using their cars for short journeys.

We’ll be using the shared use paths as much as possible for the ride. There will be some short sections on quiet roads around the Knap but our marshals will be out in force keeping everyone safe and together. We hope that the ride will highlight the need for safe connected cycle routes around Barry and that cycling and wheeling are real options for getting around our brilliant town.”

“This cycle is open to everyone but will be especially good for families and kids. We’re running this as part of the Climate Coalition’s Great Big Green Week series of events so we’d love it if people wanted to get dressed up and wear a little bit of green. We want everyone to have as much fun as possible and we’ll be handing out flags for our riders to wave at people as we cycle by. Sustrans Cymru will be joining us at the end of the ride for a Bling your Bike session! It’ll be great fun.”

The event will start at 12pm, on the 24th, meeting at the Promenade Gardens on Barry Island. The route follows the shared use path across the Causeway towards Parade Gardens and finishes at the Richard Taylor Skate Park at the Knap.


September 24


Barry, Vale of Glamorgan United Kingdom
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