Get in gear for Surrey cycle festivals
28 May 2014
The Travel SMART cycle festivals are back for 2014, and we can’t wait.
Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely family bike ride, keeping fit on your cycle to work, or taking on the exhilarating challenge of a mountain trail or road race, it’s not hard to see why there are so many cycle-enthusiasts in Surrey. And what better way to celebrate the humble bike than with not one, but four completely free Travel SMART cycle festivals taking place in the county this summer.
The 2013 festivals attracted thousands of people and this year promise to be even bigger, with events taking place in Woking, Merstham, Reigate and Guildford.
If you’re already bicycle mad or just interested in giving it a go, cycle festivals are a great day out. Expect everything from top bike maintenance and fitness tips, to impressive stunts, guided tours and competitions.
Kicking things off is the Woking Cycle Festival (Woking Park on Sunday 15 June) – register in advance to be entered into a prize draw, with a Specialized bike worth £750 up for grabs. If you forget to register, we’ll also be signing people up at the Travel SMART stall on the day, so come and see us for the chance to become one very proud bike-owner.
The festival will feature professional stunt displays and a skills zone where you can try a few tricks of your own. For something slightly less pulse-racing, you can join a guided bike tour around Woking Park or meet local cycle clubs. There will also be advice on how to maintain your bike and improve your safety on the roads, as well as lots of tips for new cyclists.
A tempting variety of food stalls will be on hand if you want to pop by for lunch, or need reviving after an active day on the bike. There’s also a free bouncy castle for the kids to burn off some energy, and the creative types can have their faces transformed by our resident facepainter.
And don’t forget, if you can’t make it to Woking, Surrey’s cycle-tastic summer continues on these dates:
Kick Start with Travel SMART in Merstham – Sunday 22 June, Merstham Football Club
Reigate Cycle Festival – Sunday 20 July, Priory Park
Guildford Cycle Festival – Sunday 17 August, Northgate Stoke Park
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