Bike Fest at Shrewsbury & Oswestry during June 2013!

2013 bikefest logo - shrewsburyShrewsbury’s fantastic free day of cycling for all the family is back on Saturday 8th June 2013 with entertainment, advice, guided cycle rides and opportunities to learn new skills.

BikeFest is organised by Shropshire Council’s Travel Shropshire team and will be held on and around the cycle track at Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, from 10am-4pm.

New features this year include a cyclo-cross challenge for ages 16 and under (at 12pm) – no special bike or previous experience is needed.  Also new is a guided ride on National Cycle Route 81 led by local Sustrans volunteer rangers (leaves at 2pm).

Quest88 will be there all day with their adapted bicycles for adults and children with disabilities.  Contact them at www.allabilitycycling.com if you want to find out more about what types of cycles they will be bringing along.

There are also plenty of popular favourites from previous years, including Solo Circus the cycling clown, the pedal–powered smoothie-maker, and the pedaling picnic to The Weir. You can also try unicycling and BMX skills.

The day starts with a learn-to-ride session at 10.15am – take the stabilisers off your bike, bring it along and learn to ride without them so you can practice on the track later.  For more confident young cyclists, the first session on the track (10am-11am) is run by Mid-Shropshire Wheelers cycling club as an introduction to cycle racing.

For more information about the Shrewsbury Bike Fest click here.

 

2013 bikefest logo - oswestry

And if you can’t make it to the Shrewsbury Bike Fest why not go along to Oswestry Bike Fest on Saturday 29th June 2013. Oswestry Bike Fest is being held at Walford & North Shropshire College, Shrewsbury Road, from 11am-3pm. Click here for more information.

 

Image from Oswestry's 2012 Bike Fest - Quest88 bike

Image from Oswestry’s 2012 Bike Fest – Quest88 bike

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