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Fun on two wheels at Bikeingham

Free festival of cycling at Heartlands Park. Pictured, Finley Swinson practices his BMX skills PNL-140727-202651009

Free festival of cycling at Heartlands Park. Pictured, Finley Swinson practices his BMX skills PNL-140727-202651009

 

More than 200 people – most of them on two wheels – took in the sights at a bike festival.

Extreme cycling and family friendly bike rides were among the attractions at Buckingham’s first ever cycling event, Bikeingham yesterday, Sunday, in Heartlands.

More than 70 route maps were issued for the family-friendly ride around the Circular Walk, and nearly 50 bicycles were coded by Thames Valley Police.

Event co-organiser and chairman of the Destination Buckingham Group Mike Smith said: “We are delighted with the turnout and have received nothing but positive comments.

“We had great support from the cycling community and local traders, but wouldn’t have been able to do it without our AVDC funding. We look forward to being able to repeat it next year.”

The cyclo-cross track was set out and managed by the Bicester Millennium Cycle Club, and those wishing to have a go but not risk their own bike, were able to use bikes provided by Worx Bikes via British Cycling.

Team Extreme performed some amazing BMX stunts on the skate park, and provided coaching for would-be stunt riders. Sustrans, the national cycle network, and Solstice Cycles, Buckingham’s cycle shop, were kept busy.

Refreshments were provided by Gyre & Gimble, and the event was supported by town councillors and staff.

 

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