To support projects which encourage local people to be active, learn and play together.
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:
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:
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
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