BikeLights day, Saturday 15th October 2016

Here is the latest information on the plans for the day of BikeLights. Please check our Facebook page for last minute updates.

The BikeLights site is the Piggy Lane car park, behind the Fire Station and Lidl in Wadebridge.

Site opens to the public at 1 pm. Street food available all afternoon and evening.

Drop-in bike decorating workshops from  1 pm.  Bring your bikes, pushchairs, mobility scooters and walkers  and get help and inspiration to decorate them to the theme “marvellous machines”. There will be artists to help with ideas and some basic materials, and strings of lights to buy for £3.50.

All afternoon the Pedal Emporium will offer bike powered fun with  smoothies, paint spinning and bubbles.

The cinema tent will be running a programme of bike themed films.

Approx 2 pm: Bike stunt display by ThinkBikes, London’s leading bike stunt display team.

6.15 pm decorated bikes start to assemble for procession in Lidl car park. Entry by donation, please pay what you can, we suggest a minimum of £1 per bike.

6.45 pm procession sets off on guided route through town-takes about 1 hour.

Approx 7.45 pm procession returns. All bikes to be parked in the Lidl car park holding area.

Approx 8. pm Special finale parade by schools’ projector bikes,  spectacular bikes and illuminated stunt display by ThinkBikes in the fenced off parade area in Piggy Lane car park.

Celebrations until 10.30 pm with DJ set and live set by Friday Funk Social Club.

Decorating workshops for mobility scooters and walkers

Monday 3rd October 2 – 5 pm
Saturday 15th October  from 1 pm at the BikeLights site.

Come and join artist Alessandra Ausenda to decorate your walker or scooter with lights for BikeLights this year. Bring your own scooter or borrow one from Concern Wadebridge.

Claire testing the awkward slope at Anneka’s!


Marvellous Machines- Projector Bikes with Tom Harding & JOLT and artist Reg Payn


Wadebridge Creative Hub and DR2 would like to announce a fantastic ‘Digital Bike Project’ for Bikelights 2016- a 3-day workshop project with visiting specialist artists- it takes place in September and October 2016, ready to roll after the summer break. Bikelights 2016 is on Saturday 15th October.

The idea is simple- to make 7 amazing “Projecting Bike Creations”, one in each of 7 schools (years 4/5 or 6)- decorated bikes with hand-held digital projectors mounted on them , themed around this year’s Bikelights subtitle “Marvellous Machines”. Wadebridge Creative Hub has been able to get Arts Council funding to make this project very affordable for schools. We are working with the incredibly talented digital animations and projections specialist, Tom Harding. (Tom has made digital projections for Jaguar-Landrover and Elton John amongst many others- he’s extraordinarily clever). Tom and his 2 assistants can work with a group of 6 young people in one whole day to make a short digital stop-frame animation on a subject of your choosing- (think “Marvellous Machines”).

Visual Artist Reg Payn will then work in school for two further days each with up to 24 young people (working in groups of 8) to create the bike itself- a unique two wheeled creation, based around the same theme as the animated film. Reg’s Bike creations for Bikelights are something of a local legend. So the outcome will be what we call “Projector Bikes”- 7 fabulous bike creations that can project animations onto the ground and walls as they move around. We will organise a special “Projector Bike Parade” as part of the post-procession celebrations on October 15th so that all 7 digital projector bikes can be appreciated in all their glory (in darkness) by the assembled masses!

7 Schools confirmed:

Wadebridge Academy

Boscastle Primary

St Breock Primary

Port Isaac Primary

St Mabyn Primary

Nanstallon Primary

St Wenn