Preston’s Guild Wheel cycling route to open with 21-mile charity ride in August

Posted on - 17th July, 2012 - 8:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston Guild, Preston News, Recreation

a family enjoy cycling the guild wheel

Preston’s special cycling route for the Guild year will be officially opened in Avenham Park next month.

The Guild Wheel, a 21-mile circular route around the city, is a multi-million pound project to give cyclists a safe route to ride along.

Cyclists are being invited to the park on Sunday 19 August to take part in a charity ride around the whole wheel route.

Riders can sart at Avenham Park, Bluebell Way or the UCLan Sports Arena on Tom Benson Way.

Two shorter family routes of 2 miles will also be available at Avenham Park and Brockholes Nature Reserve.

View a map below showing the Guild Wheel route

View Guild Wheel in a larger map

County Councillor Michael Green, Lancashire County Council cabinet member for economic development, environment and planning, said: “The Guild Wheel has been years in the making and everyone connected with it is looking forward immensely to being able to hand it over to local residents as part of the Guild celebrations.

“It will be a fantastic legacy of the 2012 Guild and the county council has been pleased to support it as a huge investment in Preston’s sustainable transport infrastructure.

“The Guild Wheel provides the opportunity for people to cycle or walk on largely off-road routes to reach other parts of the city or to simply enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy.”

Councillor Carl Crompton, Preston City Council Guild Mayor, added: “So many positive comments have already been made about the Guild Wheel, and rightly so. It’s a wonderful facility for Prestonians and those from the surrounding areas and I would encourage people to register and take advantage of this great opportunity.”

A cycle stunt show will also be performed during the launch event, where BMX riders will launch themselves into the air.

To take part in the cycle ride visit the Preston Guild website and register your interest.

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