Thursday, 16 June 2011

First city wide cycle festival

A city wide cycle festival starts in two days, as part of Cardiff’s Sustainable Travel City project, Cardiff Council is launching a cycle festival which will run in Bike Week from June 18 until June 26. The festival will include over 30 events at different location across the city.

Events include Re:Fash a unique fashion show featuring urban cycle wear and Gwdihw Cycle Festival a mix of live music and cycle entertainment , Dr Bike sessions will be held for people to learn how to spot problems with their bikes and how to fix them. The festival also features Papergirl Cardiff, which will hand out original artwork, sourced from recent workshops and exhibitions in Cardiff, to the public by cyclists on the move.

Along with the more unusual activities, a variety of riding events has been planned, from rides taking in the peace of the Taff Trail to fast paced BMX pump tracks and a charity ride which takes a loop from Whitchurch to Cardiff Bay and back.

The festival is being organised by Cardiff Council working with community organisations and local companies including, The Gate, ARKlab, Cycle Training Wales, Pedal Power , Hungry Planet, Buffalo Bar, Gwdihw Cafe & Bar, Welsh Cycling, Maindy Flyers, Cardiff Ajax Cycling Club , Ely Wheelies, and Cardiff Cycle Tours.

Further details of what’s on during the festival can be found on the dedicated Cardiff Cycle Festival website

Any students interested in knowing how to make a ‘cardifference’ – don’t bring a car to Cardiff and sustainable travel options including cycling should visit:

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