Have a wheelie good time at the Cheltenham Festival of Cycling

Published on 10th April 2019

Cheltenham festival of cycling may 19 2019

The Cheltenham Festival of Cycling returns to Pittville Park on Sunday 19 May, 10am - 5pm - come and join in all the fun!

Following on from the success of the 2017 Tour of Britain event, Cheltenham’s Festival of Cycling returns to Pittville Park on Sunday 19 May.

The festival will host a range of fun family friendly activities celebrating everything cycling from 10am to 5pm.

All ages and abilities will be welcomed and all of the activities will be free. Come and support the Western League Cyclocross Races as cyclists race to the finish through an intense series of barriers and obstacles, take part in free coaching and confidence building sessions, a junior bike obstacle course, women’s only guided rides, bike maintenance, bike demos and much more. Some activities will require advance booking and announcements will be made through the website from today 10 April.

Councillor Rowena Hay, cabinet member for finance said: ‘’I hope that residents, visitors and families of all ages will enjoy the atmosphere on the day and feel inspired to cycle. There will be so much going on it would be really great to see as many people as possible cycling to the event.’’

The festival’s charity partner this May is Leonard Cheshire Gloucestershire Wheels For All. The charity will be running inclusive cycling sessions suitable for all to enjoy the benefits of getting on a bike.

Tracey Crews, project sponsor of Cheltenham Festival of Cycling, says: “We’ve worked hard with many cycling clubs across Cheltenham to deliver a fun event. We’re also proud to partner with Cheltenham Partnerships ‘No Child Left Behind Year of Action’ who’ll have some fun arts and crafts activities available. We hope that there will be something for everyone and that we’ll see many take part on the day.” 

Please see the website for more details www.cheltenhamcyclingfestival.org.uk


For media enquiries contact: Jemima Lawson, communications officer, telephone 01242 264 332, email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk

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Find out more about the event and family fun activities, at www.cheltenhamcyclingfestival.org.uk  

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Cycling clubs and organisations involved in the festival are:

No Child Left Behind year of action campaign strives to make sure children and young people across the borough have opportunities to thrive. For more information about No Child Left Behind year of action visit www.cheltenham.gov.uk/nclb or follow @NCLBchelt

Councillor Max Wilkinson is the council’s walking and cycling champion. For contact details visit https://democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk