Pedalfest returns with two-wheeled fun in Avenham Park

Posted on - 22nd July, 2017 - 3:34pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
A cyclist in Avenham Park Pic: Paul Melling
A cyclist in Avenham Park Pic: Paul Melling

Lycra-clad riders are preparing to pedal two epic routes from Avenham Park for the city’s annual cycle festival.


Pedalfest is returning to the city centre with a family fun day on the park during Sunday (23 July).

Two longer rides are also planned with a 67-mile and 37-mile cycle sportive marked out.

The family festival starts at 10am and runs until 4pm and includes a climbing tower, face painting, electric bike demos, balance bikes and much more fun on two wheels.

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It’s free for under-fives, £1 for five to 16-year-olds to go on all activities and 50p for adults.

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For the more energetic the two cycle sportives begin from 8am with 20 riders starting every two minutes.

Registration is open at the park from 7am and it’s £20 for the short course and £25 for the long course. Entries have already closed for both routes, and full information for riders signed up can be found on the Epic Events website.

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