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Kidical Mass returns to Exeter in July

Kidical Mass Exeter is holding its second family bike ride and picnic as part of an ongoing global campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

Cycling & walking 

Kidical Mass Exeter returns for a second bike ride and picnic on Saturday 9 July as part of an ongoing campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

The ride will set off from Belmont Park at 11am and take a turn through the city’s streets, returning for a picnic in the park.

Everyone is welcome to join the ride whether or not they have children. Participants are invited to wear colourful clothes, pack a picnic and bring family and friends.

Kidical Mass riders gather in Belmont Park Kidical Mass riders gather in Belmont Park for the first Exeter event in May.

The event is intended to demonstrate that besides being fun, streets that keep children and cyclists safe work for everyone.

It is designed to create a safe environment for families and friends to cycle together while highlighting the need for cycling routes that enable children and young people to travel safely and independently wherever they live.

It also aims to promote a healthier, lower carbon future in which active travel modes are the norm.

The first Kidical Mass took place in 2008 in Eugene, Oregon, and has since become a worldwide celebration of cycling with events taking place around the globe.

A Kidical Mass weekend event in September last year attracted 25,000 participants in more than 130 cities.

Visit the Kidical Mass Exeter website to find out more and get involved.


 is membership co-ordinator and community & culture editor of Exeter Observer and a director of its publisher Exeter Observer Limited.

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