On your bike: Cardiff cycling festival begins

June 17, 2011 No Comments »
On your bike: Cardiff cycling festival begins

cardiff cycling festA cycling festival will happen across the city from tomorrow as Cardiff council goes two-wheeling mad as part of the Bike Week.

Events including a fashion show featuring urban cycle wear, live music and bike repair sessions will spring up at various venues in the city.

The festival also features Papergirl Cardiff where pieces of artwork will be randomly distributed across the city.

A variety of riding events will also take place including a ride up the Taff Trail and fast-paced BMXing.

Executive member for traffic and transportation, Coun Lisa Ford, said: “As a keen cyclist myself, I am delighted we are launching the cycle festival, which I hope will be the first of many. The festival has something for everyone, whether you’re a cyclist or not.

“Cardiff council actively promotes cycling and encourages people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes whenever they can.

“Recent projects to support cycling include the opening of the Pont y Werin walking and cycling bridge and the OYBike On Street Cycle Rental scheme which offers the opportunity to cycle around the city using one of a fleet of 100 cycles. We are also currently consulting the public about a new cycle route that will run the length of Newport Road and continue to invest in improving the facilities we already have.”

A full list of the events can be found on the Cardiff Cycling Festival website.

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