THOUGH the weather’s taken a turn for the worst, don’t let this put you off making the most of events this week.

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Tuesday, May 13

A free ‘Ride Easy’ led cycle ride along the canal is aimed at over-50s who want to gain confidence on their bikes. The off-road trip starts at 10am and leaves from Fassnidge Park, Uxbridge. Expect to be back around midday.

Wednesday, May 14

This is Action On Stroke month, with events around the length UK to raise awareness of the condition. Pop in to Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge between 11am and 1pm to help raise funds for the Stroke Association.

Friday, May 16

Add some rhythm to your Friday with a free lunchtime performance by Uxbridge College music students. The choir will be performing on the Hayes Town bandstand between 11am and 2pm.

Saturday, May 17

Ruislip Lions’ 17th annual plant sale takes place today at Ruislip Rugby Club between 10am and 1pm. As well as bedding plants and shrubs, visitors can also pick up a selection of vegetables and herbs. Parking and admission are free.

Saturday, May 17

Children aged 5-11 can receive tuition from British Cycling coaches next to Field End Junior School, Field End Road, Eastcote. From 9:45am to 12:30pm, children will be taught how to safely check their bikes, before having a chance to progress their riding skills. Parents are welcome to stay and watch, and children will receive medals and certificates for good riding. Participation costs £3 for members, and £5 for non-members. For more information, contact Mrs Tracey Masters at

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