Phillip Gray, our Chair, was sent information about a very full weekend of cycle events in Nottingham and, although it clashes with our own ride on 15th July, here are some details. Nottingham isn’t very far away. Enjoy whichever you choose!
“Cycle Live” comprises
1. The Nottingham Cycling Schools Challenge, Friday afternoon
A series of events and activities, including Go-Ride, cycle skills training, have-a-go-sessions, led rides and bike races on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment and the surrounding roads and cycle paths. Schools will be invited to make the Friday afternoon event part of their plans for the 2012 summer term helping them to achieve educational health targets and provide pupils with something a little bit different.
2. The Nottingham Criterium, Friday evening
A late afternoon and early evening series of cycle races taking place on a closed circuit of approx 1mile in and around the Embankment.
3. The Nottingham Cycling Show, Saturday
A one-day event exhibition on the Embankment featuring a showcase of all that is cycling. Activities will include cycle skills training, have-a-go-sessions and led rides, combined with cycle stalls, information displays and product showcases. This event also builds on the work of Sustrans and The U-Cycle Project.
4. The Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride, Sunday
A series of three mass participation rides, all of which will start and finish on the Embankment and head onto country roads. There will be a 22-mile community ride, a 55-mile challenge ride and a more serious 100-mile sportive ride.
5. The Nottingham City Ride, Sunday
A ride over a 3 mile traffic-free route on and around the Embankment and Meadows area of the city.