Wheels for Wellbeing

Event review: Up The Women! by the Croydon Bicycle Theatre

Posted on February 23rd, by Neil Ridulfa in Culture. No Comments

Croydon Bicycle Theatre hosts Up the Women!, an evening celebrating female achievement on the 109th anniversary of the first votes for some women in the UK

Charging at police with her crutches attached as battering rams on her wheelchair, Rosie May Billinghurst, the so-called Crippled Suffragette, didn’t just attend suffrage rallies. She made an impact that inspires women’s rights campaigners to this day. However, would she be able to do … Read More »

Croydon Bicycle Theatre celebrates women’s suffrage centenary

Posted on February 1st, by Amy Foster in Culture. No Comments

Telling the story of the battle for women’s right to vote

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

When Susan B. Anthony made this statement, voting rights remained a distant promise for women both in her native US and here in the UK. However, it is no surprise to … Read More »

Electric Bikes – Croydon’s next transport revolution?

Posted on November 29th, by Neil Ridulfa in Culture. 7 comments

Are Croydon’s residents missing out on a way to find freedom and equality? Neil Ridulfa explores

Croydon has always been a place for pioneering transport. The town gave the world its first purpose built airport terminal, the world’s first public railway, and decades after the rest of the country gave up on them, Croydon took the bold step of bringing trams back to the borough. … Read More »