FREE family cycling event this Summer Holidays

Event: Summer Cycle Orienteering Event

Location: Start at Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough road, SN3 6AA (near Coate Water)

Date: Sunday 20th August, 11am- 4pm

FREE event suitable for all the family

Hop on your bikes this Summer Holidays to explore Swindon’s cycle paths with a FREE cycle orienteering challenge! Back by popular demand, Swindon Cycle Campaign have organised the event to encourage people to explore their local area by bike. With a brand new cycle orienteering map you can navigate your way around Swindon on traffic-free cycle paths and discover so much more from the saddle of your bike.

You choose what route you’d like to take and how far you’d like to go. The event is suitable for anyone who can ride a bike and we encourage people of all ages and abilities to join in the fun! There’s the option to ride for 1, 2 or 3 hours (must be finished by 4pm). Collect orienteering points along the way and hand your points cards in at the checkpoint when you finish – prizes awarded for the three highest scores in each time category.

So come along and join in this free event! You can sign up via the Let’s Ride website https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/summer-cycle-orienteering-free-family-event, or just pop along on the day. All you need is a roadworthy bike, but we have volunteers on site to check it’s safe to ride. We also recommended that you carry a pump and a spare inner tube or puncture repair kit just in case!

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The Richard Jefferies museum are kindly hosting us as part of their ‘Culture and Cream Teas’ Sunday open afternoon. There will be delicious cream teas, live country blues music and lots of free activities for all the family to get involved in. So even if you don’t fancy getting out on your bike there will be plenty on to keep you entertained.The Richard Jefferies Museum are kindly hosting us as part of their ‘Culture and Cream Teas’ Sunday open afternoon.There will be cream teas, live music and lots of free activities to get involed in, if you still have some energy after cycling! So come and join us :)The Richard Jefferies Museum are kindly hosting us as part of their ‘Culture and Cream Teas’ Sunday open afternoon.There will be cream teas, live music and lots of free activities to get involed in, if you still have some energy after cycling! So come and join us 🙂

Getting to Richard Jefferies Museum: We strongly encourage participants to travel to the start by bike. Please note that there is no parking available on the day at the Richard Jefferies Museum. We advise that if you are coming by car to park at the nearby Coate Water County Park (£2.00 per day).

Swindon Cycle Campaign is the voice for cycling in Swindon. A voluntary group working to make Swindon a better place for everyone to enjoy by bike. To get involved or find out more please find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Swindon-Cycle-Campaign-1583148758589992/