JUNE  2016 - TABS newsletter
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Delegates at the start of 2016 Bikeability conference
TABS Newsletter
June 2016

1. ROUND UP - TABS 2016 Conference
2  UPDATE - TABS CWIS response
3. NEWS - Family cycling centre in Bristol
4. PR /  Publicity - links to member PR

TO NOTE Isobel will be away during June so next month's newsletter will be in early July. Whilst she is away please email:

 TABS 2016 conference - ROUND UP

The 2016 TABS annual conference took place on Friday 20th May with over 170 delegates. Thank you to everyone who attended, presented and ran workshop sessions!

It was held in The City Hall, Leicester, a wonderfully refurbished venue (previously a snooker hall) where a series of parallel workshops (23 sessions) ran throughout the day, covering a wide range of issues to discuss – 17 different topics about all aspects of Bikeability delivery and management.

There were presentations from the Head of Bikeability at the DfT (Richard Mace) and the Deputy Mayor of Leicester (Cllr Adam Clarke) as well as a selection of displays and materials in the foyer from different partners / TABS members. The conference was also being recorded, to make a film to showcase the work that TABS does. Watch this space....!

The TABS conference was part of an wider Cycle City, Active City Leicester conference that took place on both Thursday 19th & Friday 20th May.  This year it was the 10th anniversary of Bikeability, which was first launched in Leicester in 2006. Cycle training was therefore a major strand of the overall Cycle City conference with several opportunities for Phillip Darnton (TABS Chair) to discuss Bikeability at a high level, in front of a large audience of over 400 national and international delegates. Part of the opening address was a video speech by Robert Goodwill MP in which he talks about Bikeability - a link to the video is here.

TABS is in the process of compiling notes and presentations from the workshop sessions. Some are already  available to read on the TABS website (see the links on this page). There is lots of useful background information there! More materials will be uploaded in due course. There is also a link to the agenda, delegate list, workshop list and a few photos on the website.

Many thanks to the Bicycle Association, BikeRIght!, British Cycling and TTC Group who donated some amazing prizes for the conference.

Ham House Primary School kids out on their bikes

Bristol City Council has just had a grand opening of a new Family Cycling Centre in Bristol where they will be delivering Bikeability, Bikeability Plus and other cycling related activities to all ages and abilities.  The launch event in mid May incorporated a large Bikeability Promotion Event attended by over 200 people who all had a great time cycling in the sun! See the Bristol City Council press release and photos here.

Woodfall Primary School lined up

10 June - Hackney Cycling Conference
11 Oct - ITO meeting, Manchester
16/18 Nov - 2016 National Road Safety conference, Bristol
3/4 Nov - Modeshift Convention, Sheffield

TO NOTE: If you know of any relevant training / workshop / conference sessions please let know and we will add to listings.

Legacy Sport sporting TABS barnding.....

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Twitter: @TABSbikeability  If you have anything you would like included in the next newsletter, or raised at the next TABS / Bikeability Support / DfT meeting contact:  by Monday 4th July 2016. 

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