Above: crossing Swinford Bridge with not a care in the world ... image © Sue Chapman
The bicycle is rapidly becoming the coolest way to get around in Eynsham - as much a lifestyle statement as a means of locomotion. But local cycling goes back a long way, as the slideshow reveals ...
Opportunities for digression and diversion abound on a bike. Endless cafés, pubs and restaurants beckon; other cyclists swap routes and anecdotes; and occasionally pedal power generates enough energy to make your own refreshing smoothies ...
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|18/05/2011 Eynsham Cycle Parking Audit|
crossing the tollbridge with not a care in the world ...
Drawing by Chas E Dawson of Miss Maude Gatliff, winner of one of theprizes for the most approved costume, which first appeared in the Octoberissue of The Herald of Health, 1897.The image appeared in the Eynsham Record 17 (2000) alongside an article by Don Chapman on Knickers, Eynsham, and Women's Lib.
Eynsham 'balloon man' Bill Allsworth was for many years the official Starter Upper at the Carnival Procession. Here he is fondly remembered as part of a display in the Flower Festival at St Leonard's Church.
A sponsored cycle ride is arranged annually by the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust - next on 10 September 2011.
A poignant reminder of the perils of riding without a cycle helmet - Eynsham Morris are collecting for the Rehab Unit this May Day, on behalf of Jackie Saunders.
A group of passing cyclists from the Veteran Cycle Club took part in the ribbon cutting at the official opening when they stopped by to use the new conveniences in Back Lane car park.
New parking alongside Eynsham Baptist Church and Church Hall.
Evenlode DIY on High Street is never short of spares or helpful suggestions.
Visitors to Eynsham Artweeks
GreenTEA members took the cycling message to Eynsham Carnival. Though the bamboo bike proudly carried by Adrian and Sue is definitely not for riding ...
Adrian used to pedal in and out of Oxford every working day for 18 years.
Other topical interpretations included a bike embellished with flags, as England crashed out of the World Cup.
PCSO Helen Keen provided another free security marking service in the Market Square.
Ros Kent, coordinator of Transition Eynsham Area (GreenTEA), joined a visit to celebrate the first decade of Eynsham's Millenium Wood in the only possible way ...
Pedal power generates enough energy to run a bubble machine, at least. The Campaign for Real events attracted observers and participants of all ages at GreenTEA's 'Enjoy the Challenge' event.
Pete Butler's free cycle maintenance course did a steady trade all morning as part of GreenTEA's 'Enjoy the Challenge' event. Pete is also available in Evenlode DIY four days a week.
The final stop on Eynsham Heritage Trail.
Jackie cycles 11 miles to work and looks well on it. She reckons it's faster than driving in the rush hour anyway ...
In her spare time she's a keen allotment gardener and manages to fit in 'Social Sycling' too.