Preston Pedalfest to see distance rides and short cycles by the River Ribble

Posted on - 9th July, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Cycle ride in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

Cycle ride in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

Putting your feet to the pedals is the order of the day on a Sunday later in July.


Two long-distance cycle rides are taking place during Pedalfest.

Preston’s first cycling festival has lots happening involving two wheels.

A 101k and 59k ride sets off from Avenham Park.

Shorter rides for the Sky Ride Local also take place with a four mile ride along the River Ribble.

Avenham and Miller Park are the venue for the Family Festival with a climbing tower, face painting, electric bikes and Go Ride fun races.

All events take place on Sunday 24 July.

Read more: Avenham and Miller Park receive special TripAdvisor ranking

Cabinet member for culture and leisure councillor Peter Kelly said: “These events are a great family day out in our beautiful, award winning parks. You can also support those taking part in the cycling challenge – or if you’re up for it, sign up to ride the route yourself.

“Not only will you see the beauty of Preston’s parks, but also the local countryside too. The routes will take in the best that Lancashire has to offer and provide views you may not have come across before.”

How do I enter the cycle sportive longer distance cycles?

The long course is 65 miles and the other is 37 miles. Setting off from 8am.

You must be 16 years old for the long route and 12 for the short route.

The long route is £25 and the short route £20.

Here’s how you can enter

What about the Skyride?

A four mile route it’s free to do. Just need to sign up.

Will you be saddling up for Pedalfest? Where is your favourite place to cycle in Preston? Let us know in the comments below

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