Take to two wheels for Stevenage Cycling Festival 2018

24 May 2018

This June and July a host of fun cycling activities and events is coming to Stevenage. The 2018 Stevenage Cycling Festival offers something for everyone to enjoy and take part in, whether they are cyclophobic, absolute beginners or regular cyclists. The highlights include a visit from professional cyclists taking part in round six of the 2018 Tour Series in Stevenage High Street on Bank Holiday Monday 28 May.

The festival is being organised by a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals from Herts Cycling, Cycling UK (Stevenage branch), British Cycling Breeze and Ride Social Champions, Decathlon, Stevenage Cycle Hub, Outspoken Cycles and Stevenage Borough Council.

It starts on Saturday 2 June with the launch of the Stevenage Cycle Hub at the Boat House at Fairlands Valley Park, when visitors will have the opportunity to try a range of cycle-related activities. Pop down between 10am and 12noon to find out more.

The Festival will also celebrate Bike Week – 9 to 17 June – with different events including a series of free, led rides, in and around Stevenage. Most of them are free to join and open to anyone to take part in.

On Thursday 28 June a School Cycling Festival is planned, giving youngsters the chance to try a range of cycling activities and fun games provided by Outspoken Events. Other highlights include a fun skills course for children aged 5-14 at Pin Green play centre on Saturday 7 July, and adult cycle training on Monday 2 July.

The Festival Finale is a Family Fun Day at Hampson Park on Saturday 8 July.

Cllr Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure at Stevenage Borough Council, said, “Stevenage has a unique cycling heritage, with more than 45km of cycle track across the town, and our second Stevenage Cycling Festival is the perfect way to celebrate this.

“It includes events for people of every age and ability, and I’m hoping to see lots of local people taking to two wheels to enjoy the festival and really get the benefits of pedal power.”

There are lots events taking place throughout June and July. Full details are available at www.Stevenage.gov.uk/cycling-festival

The Tour Series and the Stevenage Cycling Festival are supported by presenting sponsor Mulalley, Wates, and Kyle Smart Associates Ltd.