Get on your bike in park for Cyclefest

Daventry CycleFest'John Hall ( Treasurer - Daventry Cycling Club )
Daventry CycleFest'John Hall ( Treasurer - Daventry Cycling Club )
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Cycling enthusiasts can get themselves into gear with a free day of activities full of fun for the whole family in Daventry.

Cyclefest 2013 is being held at Daventry Country Park on Saturday from 11am to 3pm and aims to provide cycling experiences for people of all ages.

Activities include bike set-up and checks, crazy bikes to try-out, a rickshaw, bike powered scalextric and smoothie maker, toddle bikes for the under 3s, guided rides, a ‘bike puzzle’ trail and lots more.

Visitors can take part in a 10km guided cycle ride from Daventry Country Park to Welton and Norton led by an experienced cyclist from the Daventry Cycle Club.

To take part in the guided ride cyclists can meet at the Daventry District Council stand in the Northern Field near the main entrance of the country park at 11.45am and the ride will start at noon. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult.

It is also hoped that the ‘Bomberdrome’ structure built by the Ministry of Bicycles (MoB) group will be there in which experienced cyclists will be performing bicycle stunts. People will also get the chance to have go on it for a small charge.

It has been organised by Daventry District Council (DDC) alongside partners such as Halfords, Joyride Cycles, Leisure Lakes and Daventry Cycle Club.

DDCs community culture and leisure portfolio holder, Cllr Alan Hills, said: “We are delighted that we can hold a cyclefest again following the success of the inaugural event that we held last year before the start of the London Olympics.

“This year Cyclefest is being held at the country park and includes lots more activities for people to take part in and enjoy.”

For more information about the event visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/cycle or call 01327 871100.