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Life Cycle 4 BBQ and community day

Life Cycle 5 BBQ
and community day

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday 23 August for our Life Cycle 5 community day - your support means a lot!


Thank you for coming - we had a great time!

Thank you to all our riders who geared up to beat dementia by taking part in one of our sponsored cycle rides on Sunday 23 August. We were also very pleased to see all of our visitors who came to enjoy the refreshments and entertainment at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

We know that the riders appreciated your support, and we're thrilled to have raised so much money for a fantastic cause.

Every penny that we raised will go towards vital research which will improve diagnosis times and treatment options for people with dementia. With your help, we'll be one step closer to beating a disease which affects 1 in 3 people.

Thanks for coming along! For anyone who missed it, here's a flavour of what we did on the day

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Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket for our Life Cycle 5 raffle - we raised £377!

A delicious BBQ will be available on Sunday 31 August

Delicious barbecue


Here's a summary of what was on offer on our community day - if you were there, why not look on our Life Cycle 5 riders Flickr page to see if you can find any pictures of yourself?


Spin Art


Bikes with a creative twist! Riders of all ages created bubbles, paintings and ribbons as they pedalled on bikes at the community event.

Pedal-powered smoothies

Pulp Friction


Visitors were able to control a pedal-powered smoothie machine and use a bubble-making machine at the Pulp friction Stall, as well as buy ice-creams from a tri-cycle on the day.

Pulp Friction

Mural painting with Surface Gallery

Surface Gallery mural painting


The volunteer-run Surface Gallery were at Life Cycle 5 with a giant mural painting – everyone was invited to pick up a pen and be part of an art extravaganza!

The Surface Gallery

Wattbike Challenges

Wattbike  challenge


Used by world champions like Bradley Wiggins, the Wattbike is the first calibrated indoor bike to deliver accurate, consistent performance data. We held Wattbike challenges to raise money for dementia! 


University's Centre
for Dementia


Visitors found out more about how researchers at our dedicated Centre for Dementia work to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.


Music from GOLD


We were treated to live music from band GOLD at Nottingham Lakeside Arts!

bLOOMing great crafts in support of Ryan

Candy Crafts


Visitors enjoyed eating sweet treats and making pictures from candy floss at the Candy Craft table.

Dr Bike

Dr Bike


Sustrans' Dr Bike was on hand to offer free bike maintenance support and repairs to Nottingham Challenge and Community Life Cycle riders.

Face painting

Face painting


Piparoo provided face painting for all the family

Segways at The University of Nottingham

The University's Segway


Visitors were able to attempt another form of two-wheeled transport by riding the University's Segway.

T-shirt printing with Bantum Clothing

T-shirt printing


Bantum Clothing helped visitors screen-print designs onto t-shirts, all in aid of dementia research.

University of Nottingham physiotherapists



To help the cyclists recover, a team of University of Nottingham student physiotherapists offered physiotherapy assessments and treatments.

Bubble zorbing



Participants could knock each other over, flip, twist and perform roly-polies inside our amazing hamsterzorbs!

The University of Nottingham Museum

The University's
museum at Lakeside


The University of Nottingham Museum at Nottingham Lakeside Arts was open so visitors could view the wide variety of objects on display, which reflect the everyday lives of people living in the East Midlands from the Palaeolithic to the post medieval period.


Busy Bees Childcare 

Children had fun with Busy Bees Childcare who ran a bee-themed craft stall!

Shea Bliss Therapies 

Tired cyclists (and spectators) could relax and unwind after a hard day's cycling (or cheering on!) with holistic beauty therapies.
Sustrans family fun



Sustrans brought family fun and competitions as well as information about cycling in Nottingham.



Fantastic prizes up for grabs in the Life Cycle 5 raffle

Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket for our Life Cycle 5 raffle - we'll be revealing the prize winners here soon! Stay posted for more information.





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