A special Cycle Cinema sing-along screening of Disney’s Frozen in Bridgwater Town Hall has sold out within 48 hours of going on sale.
The family blockbuster is being presented as part of The Bridgwater Way Project, an initiative funded by the Department for Transport, aimed at transforming travel in and around the town, making it easier and safer to walk and cycle.
All 356 free tickets for the screening were snapped up for the free event on Thursday 4 December and a waiting list has been set up for any returns.
The film will be powered by the energy of a dozen people cycling and TBW will be looking for volunteers of all ages from the audience to provide the pedal power! Children are being encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters from the film.
An earlier event saw over 200 people attend a special Cycle-Cinema screening of Toy Story in St Matthew’s Field last year.
The screening of Frozen is the penultimate event in a series of fun and free activities that has included everything from spooky Halloween walks to festivals and quirky bike rides to sociable walks. The last event of the project is a Neon Bike Ride planned for March of next year.
Councillor Harvey Siggs, Member for Highways and Transport, said: “I’m really pleased that this event has been fully booked. It shows the public’s support for The Bridgwater Way project and the important work they are doing in the town. It’s going to be a great event.”
The Bridgwater Way project is being delivered through a partnership of Somerset County Council, Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council.
TBW want to inspire and encourage residents who might be new to cycling or want to build experience to take up their range of services including the Sky Ride Local, guided bike rides in and around the town. For more information visit www.goskyride.com/somerset-bridgwater
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The Bridgwater Way is a £4 million project, being led by Somerset County Council in partnership with Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council. Funding has come from the Department of Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), successfully bid for by Somerset County Council and Sustrans. http://www.thebridgwaterway.co.uk
Other aspects of the project include:
• Businesses travel planning – Work with businesses in the town to improve the commute to work through new bike lock ups and facilities, cycle safety training for staff and preparing for major investment such as the Colley Lane Link.
• Bike It Plus (provided by Sustrans) – Work with schools to encourage pupils to be more active on their journey to school and to promote cycling, scooting and walking as an alternative to the car.
• Sky Rides Local (provided by British Cycling/Sky) – Free British Cycling-guided rides for different abilities throughout the summer and into October. For more information and to register for these and future rides, visit http://www.goskyride.com
• Cycle services – Help and training for cycle repairs and maintenance is being given to schoolchildren across the area through the popular Dr Bike scheme.
This sort of support is also available to businesses in the area through a ‘repair and ride’ scheme which can tackle up to 20 bikes at a time.
Anyone can also take part in a cycle training and road safety session. These can be tailored to all abilities and ages can be on a one-to-one basis, or to a small group or family.