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Crawley pedal power fun for National Bike Week

Annaul Samaritans Charity Bike Ride. Starting from the Sandringham Visitor Centre ANL-140518-162322009

Annaul Samaritans Charity Bike Ride. Starting from the Sandringham Visitor Centre ANL-140518-162322009

Crawley is hosting a series of events for National Bike Week.

Crawley’s Family Bike Weekend sees two events in support of a national campaign designed to get more people rediscovering pedal power.

The Worth Park Pootle gives riders a chance to explore Worth Park’s glorious Victorian heritage by bike.

A fun treasure trail suitable for all ages and abilities - trikes and scooters too are welcome - will explore the grounds of the historic park.

It is free and refreshments and bike decorating will also be on offer. Meet on Saturday June 21 at Milton Mount Community Centre, 1.30-4.30pm. For more information, contact Edwina at edwina.livesey@crawley.gov.uk.

On Sunday, you can take the family to Nymans by bike. The ride is led by CTC (national cycle organisation) and is suitable for adults and children able to cycle gently for two hours. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

After following parts of the National Cycle Route 20 through Furnace Green, Tilgate and Broadfield to Handcross and Nymans, all participants will gain free access to the gardens courtesy of the National Trust.

Meet at Oriel High School, Maidenbower, at 10am on Sunday June 22. For more information contact Kay on kay.wagland@crawley.gov.uk

There’s more cycling related fun just a week later at the Crawley Festival finale, Mainstage.

Cycle to the packed event on Saturday June 28 to see Puncture Kit, an innovative drum and bass musician who uses his bike as a mobile drum kit; alternatively get a bit cheesy with Wheely Groovy, a disco playing all the classics completely powered by bike!

And if you get warm, use pedal power to make your own smoothie on the smoothie bike.

There will be bike parking on site, free Crawley bike maps and cyclists get free entry into a raffle for a chance to win bike goodies. The event runs from noon to 5pm.

Events are funded by Crawley Borough Council with support from Sustrans, CTC, Crawley Wellbeing and the National Trust.

For more information visit www.crawley.gov.uk/cycling and www.bikeweek.org.uk

 

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