Get on your bike for first town Cyclefest

PEDAL-powered slot cars and bike stunts will be among the attractions as Daventry hosts its first Cyclefest.

It will take place on Saturday, June 23, and there will be a wide range of free cycling activities for all the family in an event partly organised by Daventry District Council (DDC).

Other activities 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 cycle map for the town has been produced of safe routes for bike riders.

DDCs community, culture and leisure portfolio holder Cllr Alan Hills 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.”

Registration for a family/beginner guided ride and an intermediate ride starts at 10am with the former group setting off at 10.30am and the latter starting at 10.20am.

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 event will take place at the Chaucer Way car park and runs from 10am to 2pm. For further information visit