Tuesday 22nd September 2009 is World Carfree Day, the day each year when people are urged to leave their cars at home and use alternative transport. Around the world, different events take place to spread the word about the importance of relinquishing our hold on oil powered transportation and the alternative methods of transportation and public transport services that are available.
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Most people will be aware now that the kids are back at school, if only because of the added congestion that returns once the school gates reopen. Congestion that could be eased if fewer people relied on gas guzzling vehicles to transport their children to school each weekday morning were it not for a number of schools issuing bans on kids cycling to school.
Across America and Canada people are being urged to join in with the spirit of Bike to Work Week from 11th-17th May. May is widely recognised as the month of cycling across America, but this week long event hopes to go the extra mile and inspire more people to get on their bikes and get to work by pedal power.
This weekend will see Presteigne in Powys play host to the annual electric bike rally, and event the organisers have said,
“If you own an electric bike or are interested in electric bikes or are thinking of buying a bike, there is no better place on earth to be than in Presteigne on the 9th, 10th of May.”