With millions of people turning out to see the Tour de France in England over the last three days cycling is enjoying huge popular success. Berkshire gets its own five-day cycling festival in July with plenty of opportunities for local residents to get involved.
The five-day ‘Urban Limits – Tour of Berkshire’ will include guided rides, bike display teams, free bike mechanics, advice and information, and a host of cycling challenges with prizes. Teams from the five local authorities, supported by Thames Valley Police, will be on hand to answer any questions about how to take up cycling including information about on and off-road routes in the area with giant maps on show.
Members of the public can come along and join one of the ten guided rides with experts on hand to lead the way, providing a safety briefing to start and advice along the routes. Even if you don’t want to ride there will be plenty to do with a host of attractions on each day as part of the road show.
The Extreme Mountain Bike Display Team will be present at most of the events and draw big crowds with their skills and stunts. There will also be the opportunity to get minor problems with your bike fixed free of charge, as well as complimentary security marking.
To find out more about the infividual events and to register for the free rides click on the links below
Tuesday 22nd July – Arlington Business Park, Theale
Wednesday 23rd July – Wokingham Market Place
Thursday 24th July – Slough Town Square
Friday 25th July – Bracknell High Street
Don’t forget, our new WattBike challenge will unveiled for the first time with plenty of prizes on offer – and not just for the fastest riders