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May 16, 2005

Thefts

Over the past couple of weeks, I've heard that there have been some thefts from the bike sheds outside the maths department. Today, I had my speedometer stolen and an attempt at my mirror, which has prompted me to wonder about the security of the bike sheds.

How would it be possible to campaign for more secure bike sheds in campus. Would the university be willing to fix a CCTV cameras where bikes are locked up?

As it stands at the moment, next year, when I live on campus, my bike will be left in my room even though this is against "campus regulations".


A452: Between Kenilworth & Leamington

K2L is a campaign for improved facilities for cyclists on the A452 between Kenilworth and Leamington. The campaign group would welcome more involvement from cyclists at the University (staff and students).

If you would like to get involved, the next meeting of the campaign group is on Thursday 26th May, at 7:30pm at the Baptist Church in Chandos Street, Leamington.

Alternatively, you may like to join the ride in support of the campaign, from Kenilworth to Leamington on Saturday 18th June. The ride will leave Abbey End in Kenilworth at 11:00am, heading for the Leamington Peace Festival, which starts that day. The ride is being organised as part of "Bike Week" and sponsorship forms are available for any riders who would like to combine supporting K2L and raising money for a cancer charity.

More details from Richard Hicks, extension 74153 or R.C.Hicks@warwick.ac.uk


May 07, 2005

Cycle Training Instructors

Likely to be around Coventry over the next few years?

Looking for a bit of extra money by having an interesting, fun and rewarding casual job in the outdoors?

One way to "put something back" into cycling and at the same time have an interesting, fun and rewarding casual job is to become a Cycle Training Instructor.

Tony Benn the Cycle Training Co-ordinator for Coventry City Council is always looking to increase the size of his team. So many cycling events these days have so few young people involved says Tony. "Our training is designed to provide a positive cycling experience for children and to make them more familiar with their bicycle and road situations. We want to encourage more journeys by bicycle or to quote my favourite catch phrase More Cycling, More Safely, More Often".

The team of cycle training instructors offers cyclist training for groups of children and adults encouraging safe and confident riders. Tony is looking to enlarge the team to cope with an ever increasing demand for cycle training courses. He needs to expand the bank of people willing to work a variety of hours depending on when courses are required. Most of the training takes place within schools so applicants will need some availability between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on at least some weekdays. The number of hours will vary and can be tailored to fit around existing commitments. The ability to travel to various sites throughout Coventry is needed in order to undertake these duties. What better way to get a few cycling miles in!

Salary: £7.03 per hour to £7.53 per hour (pay award pending) If you are interested in becoming an instructor or even arranging some training contact Tony on 024 7683 2032 or e-mail tony.benn@coventry.gov.uk


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