Cycle buddy offer

Cycle to Work Day

To celebrate Cycle to Work Day 2018, the Haddenham to Thame Cycleway group (CycleHAT) is organising a free buddy scheme to escort want-to-cycle commuters between Thame Town Hall and Haddenham & Thame Parkway train station during the morning commute.

The hope is that a number of commuters who usually drive to the station will be inspired to ditch the car and cycle instead on on Wednesday 15th August – enjoying some fresh air, exercise and saving the expense of a car parking ticket. As a reward for cycle commuters’ efforts, the Little Italy café at the Haddenham & Thame Parkway station is providing a complimentary cup of coffee for those taking part.

On the day, a pool of experienced cyclists (buddies) will personally escort those who are unfamiliar with the commute by cycle. Trips to the train station will leave at regular intervals between 7am and 9am.

Cyclists wishing to reserve a space, can visit indicating your preferred departure time on the basis that 30 minutes should be allowed for the trip. Riders only need to bring a roadworthy cycle, a helmet, and a lock. Optionally, a set of lights and a waterproof may be prudent depending on the weather and your expected time of return.

The event is being organised in order to promote awareness for the need for an improved cycle-friendly route between Thame and Haddenham, with the aim to realise a safer means of cycling for the benefits of local commuters, families, and children.

August 8, 2018