2016 National Bikeability Conference – Cycle City, Active City, Leicester
The 2016 TABS annual conference took place on Friday 20th May with over 170 delegates.
It was held in The City Hall, Leicester, a recently 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.
To view a video, showcasing the conference:
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.
Robert Goodwill MP also gave a video address, in which he talks about Bikeability.
Many thanks to sponsors – BikeRight!, British Cycling & TTC Group for some amazing prizes for the raffle on the day, and a prize draw for all who completed feedback forms.