Together with partners including Active4Today, Newark Castle Cycling Club, Velo Club Flintham, Sherwood Pines and British Cycling we are proud to be part of the Newark and Sherwood Festival of Cycling.
The aim of our festival is to support, excite and inspire locals who enjoy cycling as well as those who perhaps have never ridden a bike in their lives.
We have teamed up with British Cycling, Newark Castle Cycle Club, Sherwood Pines and the Velo Club Flintham along with other local partners to offer a wide range of activities when the tour visits the district.
We are hoping that there is lots of appeal for families and the next generation of tour riders!
Wednesday 23 August
Vittoria Grand Tour Bus at Sherwood Pines from 10am
Thursday 31 August
Junior GoRide at the Dukeries Leisure Centre, 7-15 years.
Have a go at cycling with a qualified British Cycling Instructor.
Newark Sustrans Ranger volunteers will be leading social rides from Rumbles Cafe at Sconce and Devon Park at 10am. The rides will head out on quiet roads and cycle lanes to Newfield Dairy.
A shorter ride returns back to Newark from there whilst a longer ride will continue for a while longer before returning to Newark. Nobody is left behind in this ride that is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Good spectator opportunity to watch the Vale of Belvoir Cycling Club Road Race at Thoroton (10 miles south of Newark). This is a competitive race and will be a great warm up for watching the Tour later in the week. It's highly recommended to cycle out and watch the race and then have lunch at The Durham Ox which is the club's HQ.
Edingley community cycle ride. Edingley won’t just be spectating on the Tour day. A community cycle ride is planned to leave the village an hour after the main event with a choice of 10 mile and 20 mile routes.
The ride is open to anyone who wants to take part, young and old and in between. Just rock up and be ready for a planned 1.30pm departure.
Thursday 7 September
Have a go Time Trial with Newark Castle Cycling Club.
Compete against your friends and see how quickly you can complete 10 miles on the open road.
On Tuesday 5 September the pre-tour party takes place in Newark Market Place from 4pm.
Celebrating our Festival of Cycling an exciting junior Go Ride will take place around the centre of Newark with accompanying music and entertainment in the market square.
The event is shaping up to include live music by local bands Flipside (Facebook, Website) and Big Stuff (Facebook) until 9pm, a craft/vintage/shabby chic market of local crafters and makers, food from local traders, street entertainment, and a chance for children to make a Tour of Britain wind streamer or shaker. All in partnership with Newark Town Council, Newark Castle Cycling Club and Totally Locally Newark.
Supported by Radio Newark, the Newark Advertiser and Active4Today - join us to get the tour-party started.
Get into cycling
The British Cycling website has some new ‘How to get into’ pages for anyone who has caught the cycling bug and wants to get more serious.