Events 2011

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Bike Week (19th-26th June 2011) – three local events
1. Sunday 19th June 2011: Bike Ride, Crewe
Discover the new Connect2 Greenway (funded from the lottery) in Crewe on a 2-mile ride, finishing with a picnic, bouncy castle and jazz band at The Rising Sun on Middlewich Road.
Organised by Cheshire East Cycling Campaign in association with the mayor of Crewe.Itinerary (times along the route are approx):
Start: Ludford Street Centre, Badger Avenue, Crewe at 12:00 (noon)
Christ Church Car Park East depart 12:00
Crewe Street 12:12 across Market Street roundabout into
Chester Street 12:13
Delamere Street 12:15
Over Flag Lane and on to cycle route and past Trevithick House/Harrison Drive 12:20
Dunwoody Way 12:22
Junction with West Street traffic lights 12:30
West Street 12:35
Merrills Bridge 12:39
West Street on to King George the Fifth playing fields 12:45
Join Connect2 Cycle Route 12:48
Onwards to the Rising Sun Pub
Finish 13:10

2. Thursday June 23rd 2011: Evening ride, Congleton
Evening ride in conjunction with the Congleton Cycling Club. Start and finish at Congleton Rugby Club, The Woodman, Park St, Congleton, CW12 1EG at 19.00. 5-6 miles of easy cycling.

3. Sunday June 26th 2011: Pedalling Picnic, Congleton to Biddulph
Leave Congleton Town Hall at 10.30 and ride along the Biddulph Valley Way to Biddulph Grange Country Park (hot drinks on sale, toilets). Enjoy your picnic lunch (bring your own), and return to Congleton for the Congleton Food Festival. 12 miles of easy, mostly flat cycling at a gentle pace. (See video of 2010’s pedalling picnic here).

Wednesday 15th June 2011: Wednesday Wheels, Tatton Park
Join Tatton Rangers team. Cover more ground and go for further afield on the estate by bike, exploring areas normally closed to the public with the Rangers.
When? Wednesday 15th June, 10.00am-12noon.
Cost? £6. For adults only. Must be booked and paid in advance. 16 places available
Click here for contact and other details.

Sunday 15 May 2011: Macclesfield Bikeathon

Ride the Cheshire lanes in the morning,  followed by live entertainment all afternoon.

The entry fee (includes a T-shirt, medal and meal voucher) helps raise funds for Park Lane Special School, Macclesfield.   Four circular rides of varying lengths to suit all. 

Sunday 19 June 2011: Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

A message from Brian Adcock, Race Director of the Castle Triathlon Series.

“For the second year, there will be a triathlon at Cholmondeley Castle, kicking off a series of four events that are part of the Castle Triathlon Series around the country.  We are hoping to emulate what we have achieved down in Hever Castle in Kent where this year we will have over 1000 children taking part and an inter school competition to boot.

We are supporting Help 4 Heroes as our national charity and the Wingate Centre as our local charity for the event. Adults’ races of varying lengths (good starter distance for newcomers) and children’s races (as young as 8 years) are available. You can even do the race as a relay if you don’t fancy the swimming and have a friend that does!”

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A group working to improve cycling conditions in the area for workers, shoppers & school children. Promote and encourage cycling in all its forms, work with other cycle groups/clubs & the transport charity Sustrans.