Cycle course for Solitude

Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Darryn Causby
Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Darryn Causby
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Cycling enthusiasts are being invited to take part in an exhilarating and high speed pop up cycling course at Solituide Park in Banbridge next month.

Street Velodrom, is part of the Northern Ireland Festival of Cycling and one of the main events that offers cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the thrill of competitive racing. It takes place from June Friday 10 to Saturday 11.

Schools and clubs will take to the track while the public will be able to pop along and get to grips with the gears. Saturday will also offer up a fantastic bicycle themed family fun day.

No advance booking is needed for this local event.

It is a turn up and try event.

The festival is organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and offers a packed programme of cycling events from June 9 to 19.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Darryn Causby, swapped his chain of office for a different type of chain to launch the festival.

“I’m delighted the Council are fully involved with the Northern Ireland Festival of Cycling,” he said. “Cycling is a great way for all the family to keep fit and have fun in the great outdoors whilst enjoying our stunning local landscape.

“I encourage everybody, from yellow jersey veterans to baby bikers, to get in the saddle and get involved.”

Loughgall Country Park will be wheeling out a series of fabulous Family Cycle events on Wednesday June 8 and 15 from 6pm-7pm and again from 7pm-8pm. There are a limited amount of adult bicycles and children are asked to bring their own bikes.

Craigavon Watersports Centre will be staying on dry land for a Family Fun Cycle on Thursday June 9 and 16 June from 6.30pm – 8pm suitable for 7 years and over.

To keep you on the right track a Cycling Safety Workshop will be held at the Watersports Centre on Tuesday June 14 from 6 – 7.30pm.

On Saturday 18 June the Gran Piccolo, a family friendly led ride, makes its way around the lakes and pathways of Craigavon City Park offering a choice of 5km, 10km or for the very energetic, a 15km course. There will be a BBQ, fun activities and free prize draw.

For more details, you are asked to log onto www.craigavonactivity.org or email caroline.mccann@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk