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Bike Ride Around Taunton – Sun 18th June

Sunday 18th June 10.30-12.30pm Free led Ride organised by TACC

Location: Vivary Park Bandstand

A gentle loop cycle ride of 11 miles. Taking in some of Taunton’s hidden cycle network and green wedges, we will  be passing though scenic Bathpool via the canal towpath.  Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Email tauntonareacyclingcampaign@gmail.com if you intend to come. http://www.tacc.space

Campaign for Better Transport – Sat 14th Nov

Campaign for Better Transport, a national transport charity set up to promote sustainable transport, will be launching a new South West group on Saturday, 14 November, 10:30am – 4:30pm at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY.
They hope the Mayor of Bristol will say a few words of welcome and then we’ll hear from two speakers: Steve Melia, Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning at University of the West of England, and Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive officer, Campaign for Better Transport, before lunch and workshops.

Our vision is a country where communities have affordable transport that improves quality of life and protects the environment

For 40 years, working with hundreds of thousands of inspiring people, Campaign for Better Transport has fought for better public transport, walking and cycling, for the sake of communities and the environment.

An independent charity, we work by providing well-researched, practical solutions to transport problems, pressuring national and local government to adopt them, and empowering ordinary people up and down the country.   From Campaign for Better Transport website.

The event is free to attend, including lunch.
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What’s your beef with transport in the South West?  Join the new transport group being launched on Saturday, 14 November in Bristol – FREE event including lunch.  Register now

Transport Caff – Saturday 27th February

This months cafe will have the theme of transport. So if you are interested in how transport can be sustainable in the future please come along and learn all about the potential for car clubs, electric cars and cycling amongst others.

We have a very interesting and packed morning about all things transport. We’re going to kick off with a talk about our Car Club project from Mark Hodgson who has successfully set up the car club in Exeter and will be helping to set up our very own one here in Taunton. This will be followed by a talk from Jim Duncan of Reaction Electric about electric vehicles and Bob Chard, professional transport planner – Associate of the Sustainable Transport Company Ltd. (Sustraco) and their business development manager for Australia will be talking about Ultra Light Railways and later we will be looking at public transport with our local Tauntonian, John Ainsworth.

A Seed Swap will be running from 10.30am – to get ready for the busy growing season.

In the afternoon, from 1pm, we are having a pot luck lunch (which means everyone brings some food / dish to share), then our Recession Busting Project get together for possible volunteers to find out more and to get some projects together will start at 2pm.

Plus at 1pm, Nicola will be available to show people some off-road cycle routes around Taunton. So if you would like to find out more then bring your bike for a half hour bike ride. (Let me assure you that if you were wanting to join in the pot luck lunch then there will be food left for you and the get together won’t start until our cyclists return.)

Here’s a rough itinerary for the morning:

  • 10.30am – Seed Swap (continuing throughout the morning)
  • 10.45am – Car Club
  • 11.15am – Electric Vehicles
  • 11.45am – Ultra Light Railway
  • 12.15pm – Public Transport
  • 1.00pm – Cycle ride

We hope to see you there!

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