A ‘Summer of Cycling’

As excitement builds around the fifth stage of the ‘Tour of Britain’ 2022  – which will again see elite cyclists passing right through the centre of Ruddington next month – residents of all ages are being invited to take part in a day of FREE cycling activities at Rushcliffe Country Park this week.

The ‘Summer of Cycling’ event takes place on Wednesday August 10th from 11am to 2pm and will include ‘learn to ride’ sessions with British Cycling, bike maintenance and a minor repairs workshop with Dr Bike and a bike marking and registering session. Villagers can also pedal their way to make a smoothie (photo above) on special bikes brought by The Smoothie Bike Company.

Cllr Abby Brennan

In addition, RideWise will have a range of their adapted bikes including low step-through bikes, tandems, trikes and hand crank cycles for people to try out.

Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) says no booking is required for any of the days’ activities which it’s bringing to Ruddington in a partnership with British Cycling and RideWise – to encourage residents to get back on our bikes and enjoy an even healthier and active lifestyle.

RBC’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change, Cllr Abby Brennan, says: “It’s summer and what better time to visit our much-loved Country Park, take in the fresh air and come along to our event for a variety of cycling activities. As well as enjoying group cycling sessions, don’t miss out on the opportunity to protect your bike by getting it registered and marked for free by the community safety team.”

She adds: “We welcome all cycling abilities, whether you are a beginner and want to gain confidence or are an experienced cyclist looking to meet other cycling enthusiasts. It’s the taking part that counts and we want to encourage residents to learn more about the sport, improve their health and wellbeing, and even reduce their carbon footprint.”

The Tour of Britain comes through Ruddington again on Thursday September 8th. We’ll bring you an update about this soon here at RUDDINGTON.info.

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