Limited places remain for the various activities and riding routes at our upcoming Festival of Cycling. We urge that anyone interested, registers before the closing date of Monday 27th March to avoid disappointment.

The Festival of Cycling event is sponsored by NFU Mutual Market Harborough. It celebrates cycling and promotes its benefits with experienced and beginner riders. This is held on Sunday 2nd April. With kids’ coaching sessions and three routes for adult riders: the 50km, 100km and, new for this year, the 100 mile.

“We work right from the bottom upward. We’ll be hosting kids’ coaching sessions to get children active and involved in cycling. We’ve also got three routes that are ideal for amateur riders right up to those who are more experienced”. Comments Brian Corcoran from Race Harborough.

Entry fees are £4 for the kids’ coaching, £20 for the 50km and 100km options and £25 for the 100 mile route. All proceeds from the coaching will be donated to Whizz Kids. While proceeds from the three cycling routes will go to support local charity Adam’Smile and Cyclists Fighting Cancer.

“There’s something for everyone, and with proceeds from each event going to local clubs and charities it’s a good time to get behind worthy causes whilst getting involved in cycling.” Explains Brain. In 2016, Race Harborough raised over £35,000 for various causes though their events.

How many places are left in this years Festival of Cycling?

So far, we have places remaining for the under 8’s coaching taking place at 10:30am and 12:30pm, and the over 9’s coaching at 11:30am. Entries for each of the three routes are also currently open.

Extra information for participants…

The event begins on the grounds of Robert Smyth Academy. Riders of the three routes will be going out into the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire countryside. Rider’s entry fees include a medal, a choice of hot meals provided by Waterloo Cottage Farm, hydration support from Nuun and Clif Nutrition and a free massage.

Finally, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.