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Bike Week Bingo!

To help support Bike Week 2018 we asked our team of National Standard Instructors to join in with a big game of BINGO! (Yes, we said Bingo).

We have over 100 instructors in the team who cover 7 counties and what better way of highlighting the super network of cycling routes the region has than to see it from their eyes. Many of them cycle to the schools they are working at and it is very common to make journeys of 20+ miles for the chance to share their enthusiasm about cycling and inspire the next generation of cyclists.

We decided to challenge our team to complete a National Cycle Network ‘Bingo Card’ and replace each box with a smiley selfie or scenery shot which included a route signpost.

The team jumped at the chance to have some fun and the card was completed within days, although Regional Route 71 proved to be challenging and almost caught us out. It runs from Thrapston through to Stanwick Lakes, but signage was hard to find. We settled for a great shot of Theresa (one of our newest team members) next to the Stanwick Lakes site maps.

The National Cycle Networks offer some great cycle rides with much of it off-road, through some fantastic scenery. You can find out more about the network by visiting the Sustrans website.

Stuart Meadows, Head of Instructor Development, said;

“We always try to come up with some fun ideas to support the many cycling initiatives that happen throughout the year. We are keen to promote the extensive and excellent cycling routes that are out there, and this worked a treat.

We had an awesome response and the instructors jumped at the chance to grab a selfie whilst out on their rides. Our team really do love cycling! Well done everyone!”

You can see more of the great pictures on our Flickr page

Outspoken Training are looking for enthusiastic and inspirational individuals to help deliver Bikeability cycle training and other cycling programmes within Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Suffolk. For more information, please visit our recruitment page.

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