Family Bike Festivals 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Cycle4Life Challenge is back, bigger and better than ever celebrating healthy family time in the stunning East Yorkshire countryside.

Cycling is the theme and this year we want you and the family to get involved, whether you haven’t cycled for years, or are an occasional cyclist looking to push yourself to the next level, we’ll be highlighting some great events for you!

Cycling is not only a great way to take in the region’s scenery, spend time with the family, or beat the congestion on the daily commute, but the moderate exercise it provides is excellent for developing and maintaining fitness.

Enjoy the site and don’t forget to look at the free family friendly events we’ll be holding in Cycle4Life Challenge week!

Pump Track

Bike Track People – Pump Track

Good question! A pump track is a continuous circuit that can be ridden on a bike without pedalling. The rider generates forward momentum over a series of rolling bumps (rollers) and through banked corners (berms). Sounds difficult? It’s not, they are new and fantastic for teaching and developing technique as well as head to head ‘velodrome style’ racing.

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The Airbag.net

The Airbag.net

TheAirBag is a great addition to this year’s event. TheAirBag provides the safety and confidence to either practice new tricks or just gain confidence jumping on your bike.

The Airbag.net provides a unique and thrilling experience to the public in a professional and safe way. Come down and give it a go!

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KMX Karts

Get Cycling – KMX

KMX Karts come in various sizes, for children, teenagers and adults. They are attractive to children who have not yet learned to ride a bike. We have also noticed that girls are as keen to get on them as boys, and make a lot more noise on them! KMX Karts perform well on grass, and are a healthy, action-packed novelty.

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Savage Skills

3Sixty Stunt Team

During a 3SIXTY display riders tackle obstacles with precise, calculated and effortless leaps. Riders never appear out of control and actually deliver the show commentary through helmet microphones whilst riding. These skills can only be achieved through hundreds of hours of dedicated and safe practice, a message we convey throughout each 3SIXTY display.

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Get Cycling

Get Cycling - Bike Try Out

Everyone, from very small children through to 70-plus-year-olds, have the chance to try out both conventional and more specialised cycles, in a safe and very supportive environment. This is your chance to try out some of the craziest bikes you’ve ever seen!

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Beverley
10am - 4pm, Sunday 17 June, Saturday Market

Possibly the most spectacular event staged in Beverley since the Tour de Yorkshire!

The whole of Saturday Market will become a huge cycling playground with lots of fun, safe activities for the whole family.

Activities will be open from 10:00 through till 16:00. We look forward to see you at this fabulous, free, fun cycling day.

As well as the fun activities there will be three organised family group rides (approx. 7 miles), starting from the Market Cross at the Better by Bike gazebo. Rides will be at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, with a maximum of 24 spaces in each, register below for your place. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis with sign up to the rides taking place on the day.

 

Goole
4pm - 8pm, Monday 18 June, Goole Academy

Come down to Goole academy for an evening of cycle related fun including, 3Sixty Stunt Team, Bike Track People, Get Cycling, Go Ride Session & Viking FM.

All activities are free of charge and are available to kids and adults, and there is no admission fee. So it's time to find out who is the best cyclist in your family.

Activities start from 4pm and finish at 8pm approximately. All bikes, helmets are provided, so just turn up and take the challenge!

 

Refugee Cycle Challenge Ride, Tuesday 19 June,
from R-evolution Cottingham to Sewerby Hall

Cycle 4 Life Challenge week coincides with National Refugee Week and to highlight the innovative partnership between R-evolution and the Refugee Council the team will be cycling across the East Riding.

Through this pioneering scheme, funded by Safer Roads Humber, refugees are provided with refurbished bikes, cycling gear and cycle training to enable them to integrate into the local community, find work and gain education.

A team of refugees who have benefitted from the programme, including many from Syria, will be celebrating it's impact on their lives by cycling from R-evolution, Cottingham to Sewerby Hall.

They'll visit locations along the way, including East Riding College, Beverley, where some are now studying and Driffield Showground where Driffield Agricultural Society will provide lunch and refreshments. The team then head on to Bridlington, which is now home to some of the Syrian refugees, thanks to East Riding of Yorkshire Council. They will visit the Spa in Bridlington before heading on to the finish point at Sewerby Hall.

 

R-evolution Inter School Cycle Racing

The R-evolution cup challange is on its second year and promises to be bigger and better. Last year three schools took part in the race to win the presitigious R-evolution cup with the winners Mount Pleasant Junior school taking the cup home. This year there are six teams competing, Mount Pleasant Junior school will be competing to retain the cup against Nafferton Primary, Keyingham Primary, Boothferry Primary, Beverley Minster Primary and New Pasture Lane Primary school.

 

Revolution Cup Challenge

 

The event will take place at the Ennerdale Cycle circuit, the regions only all weather 1km circuit, and is supported by British cycling.

All teams will be taking part in the following events on the day:

  • Relay
  • Team pursuits
  • Cross Country
  • Mixed Relay
  • Road Race

A thank you must go to R-evolution a cycle charity for sponsoring the event and providing the trophies (for further information about the fantastic work they do, do to: r-evolution.org.uk/

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