Summer of Cycling Fun
Cyclists and would-be cyclists are being urged to come to free events and to book any free sessions they’re interested in, as places are being snapped up and some sessions are fully booked
Pendle Council has teamed up with cycling organisations including Cycle Sport Pendle, Go Velo, Pendle Leisure Trust’s Up & Active Team and the Cyclists’ Touring Club to offer seven days of events.
There are activities for all ages and abilities including learn to ride and borrow a bike sessions, the chance to try BMX bikes, electric bikes and guided rides.
There are plenty of routes to choose including family friendly rides and more challenging ones via our website www.visitpendle.com
The full week’s programme of 17 events can be downloaded from visitpendle.com/fun including drop in events and those which need to be booked.
The week of events starts with a Summer Jam at the BMX Pump Track on Saturday 17th August, run by Cycle Sport Pendle’s BMX Pendle Panthers.
Some of the experienced BMX riders at the Summer Jam will be demonstrating their skills from 12 noon to 4pm with the chance for other people to bring a bike and helmet and get on the track.
Also on Saturday 17th August, Pendle Leisure Trust will be at the Steven Burke track encouraging people to try a bike and have a go on an electric bike.
And the Pendle Leisure Trust team will be flagging up their Bike Revival Scheme which includes bike maintenance sessions.
The Steven Burke sports hub where many of the events are taking place is located between Nelson, Barrowford and Colne and can be found off Cravendale Avenue, Nelson and via Wilton Street, Barrowford BB9 8PU.
Places for Go Velo events can be booked via www.govelo.co.uk
And also on Wednesday from 6.30 – 8pm Go Velo will be launching Ride Active Pendle Sofa to Saddle – a nine week course to get people from being inactive to riding a bike confidently.