Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

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Clerk: Helen Denton-Stacey
36 Sherrier Way, Lutterworth
Leics LE17 4NW

Tel: 07734 793986

Bruntingthorpe Festival of Cycling

I am writing to you with some exciting news about a major new initiative to boost cycling in your local community. The Bruntingthorpe Festival of Cycling is a two day event being staged by Welland Valley Cycling Club in partnership with Cox Automotive on the weekend of June 25/26 2022.

It aims to get cyclists of all ages and abilities out on two wheels to learn new skills in a traffic-free environment.

Welland Valley Cycling Club draws members from across south Leicestershire and north Northamptonshire. With more than 250 adult members and 50+ Whizz Kids, the club welcomes cyclists of all ages, shapes, sizes, abilities and ambitions.

The Saturday of the Festival is aimed mainly at encouraging new / less experienced cyclists living in villages and towns close to Bruntingthorpe to hop on their bikes and try some new things. There will be lots to come and have a go at and we are expecting a great day of fun activities, including:

  • Bikeability level 1 (aimed at children and run by Leicestershire County Council)
  • A sponsored ride around the track for local charity of the riders choice (one hour, get sponsorship per lap)
  • A chance to try out an e-bike
  • Fun and active skills session to improve your bike handling (aimed at children and run by our British Cycling accredited coaches)
  • The opportunity for adults to try out cycling in a traffic free environment (guided by experienced WVCC riders)
  • A 'have a go' off-road course (run by our British Cycling accredited coaches)
  • A flying lap challenge (run by our British Cycling accredited coaches)
  • Bike maintenance sessions led by local bike shop George Halls Cycles from Market Harborough.

The event is both free and traffic free, and there will be first aid support, catering and even an ice cream van! To manage these events on the site we are asking for people to sign up in advance.

Sunday sees some bike racing at Bruntingthorpe, with a Time Trial in the morning, and the AA Brown Circuit Race in the afternoon, with lots of local riders participating in these competitive events.

I am hoping that you can support the event by sharing this summary and link with the residents of Shearsby. The full event brochure is attached, and summary can be found below:

Booking now open for the for the Bruntingthorpe Festival of Cycling

Bike riders of all ages and all abilities are invited to join in the fun at the Bruntingthorpe Festival of Cycling on 25th/26th June..

It's your chance to take to two wheels in a traffic-free environment and have some fun on the airfield and the go-kart track. There's Bikeability training for youngsters, sponsored rides, E bike testing, skills sessions for youngsters, have-a-go off-road, bike maintenance, a fastest lap challenge and road ride training.

Admission and all activities are FREE of charge but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE to join in the fun. And you must wear a cycle helmet for all activities.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All participants ride at their own risk.

All the details, including how to sign up, can be found at: https://wellandvalleycc.co.uk/2022/05/24/bike-riders-of-all-ages-and-all-abilities-are-invited-to-join-in-the-fun-at-the-bruntingthorpe-festival-of-cycling-on-25th-26th-june/

If you have any questions, or would like to have a chat about the event, please do get in touch.

Kind regards

Jonathan

Jonathan Durnin

Chair, Welland Valley Cycling Club

07501 725 115

Chair@WellandValleyCC.co.uk

www.wellandvalleycc.co.uk

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2022 10:15 by Helen Denton-Stacey

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