AROUND 7,500 spectators and cyclists are set to converge on the streets of South Oxfordshire next
AROUND 7,500 spectators and cyclists are set to converge on the streets of South Oxfordshire next month for the Wallingford Festival of Cycling.
The festival, which takes place on Sunday, June 26, attracted 1,000 participants last year and this time around organisers are hoping to double that amount.
The event is open to cyclists of all abilities with a wide range of events taking place from children’s races to an elite level criterium race raced around the Wallingford town centre circuit.
All rides start and finish in Wallingford, allowing participants to ride their own events and also watch the elite-level racers and entertainment events.
There is a family-friendly 10 mile countryside ride, a more challenging 70km mountain bike ride and two road sportives: one at 50km and another at 110km that takes in many of the highlights of the Chilterns including passing through Henley.
There is also an event called Wallingford Rides around the town centre and people who have signed up and complete three rides get a free festival T-shirt.
With the amount of interest generated spectators will be encouraged to cycle to the event, with secure free bike storage available on the day for up to 2,000 cycles.
For details of all events visit www.wallingfordfestivalofcycling.co.uk/