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Wallingford Festival of Cycling

Funded on Spacehive 10 July 2019 Delivered 14 July 2019

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Wallingford Festival of Cycling

Wallingford Festival of Cycling

Megan Horwood By Megan Horwood

Wallingford Festival of Cycling is an annual community cycling event and will take place 12 - 14 July 2019. This event is organised by the community for the community.

Park Corner Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 10 Jul 2019!

The festival is a celebration of the inclusive world of cycling with a vision for getting more people on their bikes more often. The event includes cycle rides for all abilities with beginner-friendly organised rides starting from 5 - 13 miles then “peddling it up” to 27 and 37 miles. To help beginners build up fitness and confidence in the saddle, the Festival team is also offering monthly 'Couch to Saddle' training rides. For the more advanced rider, the event offers 75 and 100 mile rides looking to challenge their legs in the Chiltern hills. We have partnered with Wheels for All and Style Acre charities to run events for people with a range of disabilities. Local schools will have a chance to enter their students into the Saturday competitive cycling events – which judge bike handling skills and speed – the winner will be crowned the Best Cycling School in South Oxfordshire. This year, the Festival is donating a % of the entry fees to Against Breast Cancer and Sue Ryder.

What we'll deliver:

  • 6 Organised cycling rides from 5 miles to 100 miles
  • Competitive town centre races on a closed circuit to watch and cheer on
  • A pump track, downhill dual race course, a giant bike stunt bag and more
  • Children's cycling activities
  • Couch to saddle training rides before the event to support beginner cyclists
  • Disability cycling tasters with Wheels for All
  • A chance to ride your bike around the town centre on a traffic free closed circuit
  • A crazy soap box race

Why it's a great idea:

In its fifth year, this popular event is now part of the annual calendar of events for South Oxfordshire. This non-profit festival is run entirely by volunteer cycling enthusiasts and features a mix of free and paid-for activities, centred around the community and bikes.

Steps to get it done:

  • Ordering all cycling route safety and direction signs
  • Ordering medals
  • Putting up the route safety and direction signs

Encouraging people out of cars and on their bike, placing South Oxfordshire on the map for cycling tourist to this beautiful part of the country, making use of over 200 local residents as volunteers from marshalling races to signing on cyclists for their rides, showcasing heritage bikes and penny farthing tasters and promoting fun cycling activities for every level of cyclist

Location Park Corner

About the space

All organised rides will start from Kinecroft Park into the Chiltern Hills, start post code is OX10 0DT


South Oxfordshire District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,413

Medals, signs and writsbands - £2,258 (94%)
Other - £155 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Medals, signs and writsbands
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Order more cycle safety signs
  • Order more Festival promotional leaflets and posters
  • Pay for Facebook advertising

Total £2,413

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