Event takes active travel up a gear

People of all ages and abilities are invited to celebrate cycling at the Bicester Bike and Sports Day this Sunday, 15 July.

Published: Tuesday, 10th July 2018

The free event boasts the popular Tour de Bicester treasure hunt and thrilling demonstrations from the UK’s top professional extreme sports team. It will run from 11am to 3pm in Spider Park off Keble Road.

In line with Cherwell District Council’s vision for a healthier and more sociable Bicester, Bicester Bike and Sports Day is designed to encourage more people to discover a passion for cycling and other activities, while making the most of their public spaces.

Cllr Barry Wood, leader of the council, said: “From kids with stabilisers to commuters and road racers, the bike is a remarkable piece of technology with the power to improve fitness and wellbeing for people of all ages and walks of life.

“Our vision for Bicester is one in which cycling is integrated into the built environment, and Bicester Bike and Sports Day is an opportunity to discover everything that the bike has to offer.

“As well as the focus on all things two-wheeled, there will be activities for all the family, including multisports sessions, aerobics, face painting and a bouncy castle. It will be a great day. With the event now in its seventh year, we are looking forward to another really high attendance and I do encourage local people and cycling fans from the wider area to get involved.”

The event will also feature a climbing wall, giant bubbles, arts and crafts, bike maintenance, a ‘Tricky Trail’ bike course and bike security coding, provided by Thames Valley Police.

Bicester Bike and Sports Day is organised by residential property group A2Dominion, the lead developer at North-West Bicester, together with One Bicester, Cherwell District Council, Bicester Green and Grassroots Bicester.

For more information visit facebook.com/CommunitiesatA2Dominion or email community.investment@a2dominion.co.uk