Cycling event to be held at college

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In celebration of the Tour de France visiting our shores, Heanor Clarion Cycling Club is hosting a Go-Ride Tour event, to cement the legacy and give young people the chance to get involved with cycle sport.

All youngsters across the area are welcome to turn up and take part in the entry-level event, which will take place on Wednesday, July 16 from 7.30pm at Aldercar Community Language College, Langley Mill.

The Go-Ride Tour has been co-ordinated by British Cycling, to give local children the opportunity to emulate their cycling heroes and get involved with cycle sport.

All events take place in a fun and safe, traffic-free environment and will be led by club volunteers and coaches trained by British Cycling.

On the day, young riders will have the chance to take part in a number of riding sequences, with the best performances winning t-shirts and medals in the colours of the Tour de France jerseys – white, green, yellow and polka dot.

Mary Gill from Heanor Clarion CC is expecting a big turnout for the event. She said: “It’s such an exciting summer for cycling, with the greatest road race in history coming to the UK. We saw from the Olympics that events like this inspire so many young people to get on their bikes and we want to provide an opportunity for them to experience the thrill of cycle sport.

“We look forward to welcoming lots of new riders to our Go-Ride Tour event, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the year for the club.”

To sign up to take part in the event, please come along to the playing fields at Aldercar Community Language College on July 16 at 7:30pm with your bike, helmet and a £3 entry fee.

Over 60 per cent of the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs.

There are 300 Go-Ride clubs across the country in communities and schools, where young people are able to sample the various cycle sport disciplines and start enjoying one of the fastest growing sports.

in the UK. For more information, visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ride.