Cycle training company Cycle Experience are set to officially open their family cycling centre in Telford Town Park on Saturday, July 19th.
With backing from Raleigh, Telford Cycle Centre will be launched in the 140 acre park, described as a “jewel for cyclists.”
Regular roadshows will take place in the park with Raleigh bikes for all ages on offer, from parents with young children, balance bikes for toddlers and even tandems for two and electric bikes.
There will also be cycle hire, lessons from experts and group rides along the Silkin Way, a 14 mile “green corridor” of well surfaced pathways built on disused canal beds and railway lines.
“Telford Town Park is a jewel for cycling. I wish every town had such a fantastic facility,” said Nick Moon, who runs Cycle Experience, part of Shropshire’s TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.
The Cycle Centre opens at the Visitor Centre on Saturday July 19th with a try-out roadshow in an arena where anyone can experience what it is like to ride Raleigh’s range of mountain bikes, electric bikes, road and commuter cycles, plus tricycles and tandems.
Cycle Experience also will have child seats and trailers for parents with young children and other specialist fun bikes.
“We have an exciting series of events to encourage everyone from 18 months to 80 plus to get cycling. This is all about encouraging people to try cycling, enjoy the outdoors and help to maintain a fitter and healthier lifestyle,” said Nick.
There will be learn to balance and ride sessions for 3 to 12-year-olds, a children’s mountain bike club, group guided rides for families and adults and cycle maintenance training.
Cycle roadshows start this Summer to co-ordinate with the school holidays and for all year round cycling. Download the programme here: Telford CC Summer Programme 2014