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Bike Blenheim Palace to host 'Festival of Cycling' plus a host of celebrities in their races

Team GB and Australia Paralympians will be competing at Bike Blenheim Palace this weekend. We'll be there! Will you?
Bike Blenheim Palace

After the amazing performance of Team GB in the cycle events at London 2012 it’s time to celebrate cycling in Great Britain! This weekend Blenheim Palace opens its World Heritage Site Park for the 5th time for Bike Blenheim Palace, the UK’s most unique and exciting ‘Festival of Cycling’ taking place over two days from 18th – 19th August.

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Olympic Mountain Biking Display in Swindon

Saturday 11 August saw the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race shown on the Big Screen in Swindon town centre. The BBC Live Site had displayed all 16 days of the Olympic Games, and when they asked me if I wanted to make “a thing” of mountain biking, of course I jumped at the chance.
Anna Cipullo takes on the 500m challenge

On the screen, the ladies of all nations battled it out for Olympic podiums, while on the ground local clubs battle for pride (and a modest medal) in the Watt Bike races.

This, together with the Games on screen, inspired many members of the public to get competitive and try their best to beat the times set out by local clubs. I was one of those attempting to get a good time in the 500 metres sprint, but as you can see from the photo, all I achieved was complete exhaustion and some legs made of jelly.

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New Forest Cycling Week

More than 200 people attended the 2012 New Forest Cycling Rally. The event, for cyclists of all ages was at Avon Tyrell, the UK Youth Activity Centre. It is an ideal location in the New Forest, with superb facilities, easy access to delightful forest tracks, country parks and the seaside.
The final bonfire

Newcomers and regulars, families and those travelling from overseas, as well as groups such as the Chippenham Wheelers and the East Sussex CTC all gathered to take part in the Rally at the end of July.

Despite one of the wettest summers on record, remarkably the weather changed just in time to make the week of The New Forest Rally a very bright and sunny one.

From meetings with cheese and wine, a variety of rides on offer each day, trips out to local markets, the velodrome and the Isle of Wight, through to the final barbecue on the last night - it was non-stop, sunny fun!

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Bike Club hits the streets in Islington

The weather forecast was not good, but for those that ventured out on the community ride it was blustery but the sun shone
Leaving Victoria Park after lunch

The second London Borough of Islington Community Rides Bike Club ride got off to a good start, with 40 people attending.

A bad weather forecast put off some of the 80 who had booked on but they should have ventured out because despite it being blustery, the sun shone and it was a lovely day for cycling.

Bike Club runs family rides to encourage local people to explore the Borough on two wheels and to make them aware of cycle training that the Borough offers to young people and adults.

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The Olympics and me

Just a few seconds into watching the Olympics and I can’t help rewinding to sports and games at school, but before I tell you whether my mind finds any pleasure in these reflections, I must state that I’m all for physical activity as part of school-life and wish it well.
Wiggins winning the Olympics Time Trial

My memories, however, go like this:

“Didn’t you see that, Cherry?”
“See what?”
“The ball! Look!”
“What ball? You mean this involves a ball? Where? Oh, there! Ouch!”

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East Park Inclusive Cycling Project

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East Park Inclusive Cycling Project

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Local Authority

Location

East Park, Holderness Road, Hull HU8 8JU

cycleexperience

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cycleexperience

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Private Company

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cycleexperience Hire Centre
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Brockenhurst
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Peak Cycle Hire (Parsley Hay)

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Peak Cycle Hire (Parsley Hay)

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The Watchtree Wheelers

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Charity

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Watchtree Nature Reserve, Nr Wiggonby, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6NL

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Get Cycling CiC

Type of organisation

Community Interest

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22 Hospital Fields Road, Fulford, York, YO10 4DZ

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