Cyclefest set to hit the streets of Daventry

Council workers Neil Holland, Roz Tidman, Helen Osborn and Vic Marks are promoting Cyclefest''.
Council workers Neil Holland, Roz Tidman, Helen Osborn and Vic Marks are promoting Cyclefest''.

A FREE day of activities to encourage people to join in a summer of cycling fun is being held in Daventry next month.

Cyclefest is being held on Saturday, June 23, and has been organised by Daventry District Council (DDC) with a range of partners as part of the national Summer of Cycling campaign.

Activities on the day will include toddle bikes, bike maintenance clinics, bikeability and adult learn-to-ride taster sessions, and a bicycle basket bazaar – the cycling equivalent of a car boot sale.

A new Daventry Cycle Map has also been produced as part of the initiative, detailing a variety of routes around the town for cyclists, as well as health and safety tips, information on cycling signage and bicycle racks around Daventry.

Cllr Alan Hills, DDC’s community, culture and leisure portfolio holder, said: “With the Olympic Games right on our doorstep this summer it’s a great time for people to learn how to ride or dust off their old bikes.

“It’s well known that people who cycle regularly suffer less from ill-health such as heart disease and diabetes, while cycling everyday can save you money and help the environment.

“Cyclefest promises to be a fun day of activities in Daventry as part of a wider Summer of Cycling campaign, and I would encourage people to pay a visit and see what we have to offer.”

The summer campaign will also see the launch of the ‘5 Rings Rides’ to mark the Olympic Games, which will include cycle rides around Daventry town centre, Pitsford Reservoir, Salcey Forest, Wellingborough and Oundle.

Cyclefest is being organised by DDC, Northamptonshire County Council and all organisations that form the Local Strategic Partnership, as well as receiving support from local cycling clubs and local businesses including Halfords.

The Cyclefest fun day will take place from 10am to 2pm at the Chaucer Way Car Park in Daventry on June 23.

More information can be found at Cyclefest