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Kidical Mass is back

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

Northernhay gardens  Cycling & walking 

Kidical Mass Exeter returns for a third bike ride and picnic on Saturday 24 September as part of an ongoing campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.

The ride will set off from Northerhay Gardens at 11am and take a turn through Exeter’s streets, ending at Heavitree Pleasure Ground.

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 Exeter Saturday 24 September 2022 Northernhay Gardens Kidical Mass riders at 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.

September’s Exeter ride is part of a weekend of Kidical Mass activity in cities across Europe, the US and Australia.

UK rides are planned in Bristol, Bath, London, Reading, Norwich, Newcastle, Dundee, Edinburgh and Inverness.

A Kidical Mass weekend event in May this year attracted 40,000 participants in more than 200 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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