Cycling extravaganza in Bicester attracts the crowds

Bicester Bike Day PNL-160728-120555001
Bicester Bike Day PNL-160728-120555001
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Bicester’s yearly celebration of all things cycling attracted 300 visitors last weekend.

A2Dominion’s 2016 annual Bike Day took place on July 24, at the field behind Bicester Leisure Centre.

Activities included a Tour de Bicester treasure hunt style family ride around town where 130 participants collected answers from yellow jerseys along the route.

Once ‘home’ they completed a Bicester themed cycling quiz and claimed their medals, presented to them on a podium made from recycled pallets.

More than 200 cyclists completed a 65-mile or 100-mile route and Bicester Millennium Cycle Club (BMCC) also organised its cyclo-cross event. The course included a new wooden bicycle track with various twists and turns.

Other activities included a climbing wall, a penalty shoot-out, a ladies Breeze ride and a Watt bike challenge. There were also 10 new beginner riders doing a five-mile loop of the town while Earthline promoted cycle road safety.