A packed programme of fun on two wheels awaits visitors to the first-ever Peak District Cycling Festival, starting this weekend.
Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to the nine-day celebration, which will feature over 60 rides and events.
The festival – which starts on September 7 – will open with the Slicks ‘n’ Nobblies sportive, composed of three road and two off-road rides ranging from 25 miles to 70 miles.
David James, chief executive of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, said: “We’re very keen to position the Peak District as the UK’s capital of cycling – including the world’s most cycle friendly national park, and this new Festival is spearheading a number of initiatives to help achieve our goal.”
Peak-based cyclist and Olympian, Annie Last, added: “The first-ever Peak District Cycling Festival offers a fabulous opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy fun, fresh air and fitness surrounded by some of the UK’s most breathtaking landscapes.”
A highlight of the event is set to be the Thornbridge Bike Fest in Great Longstone – a residential weekend with cycling activities, demonstrations, rides and evening entertainment.
Visit http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com for more.