BIKE WEEK 2005
Ground breaking joint initiative by CTC Cymru and
Chester Cycling Campaign
Agreement has been reached in principle for CTC Cymru and the Chester Cycling Campaign to collaborate in running a major event in the cycling calendar as part of National Bike Week 2005.
A small sample of one young man's journey along the route
Details are still to be agreed, but the provisional plan is for National Cycle Route 5 between Connah's Quay and Chester to be the setting for the event on Sunday 12th June 2005.
The event will involve cycling from either Chester or Connah's Quay, with a commemorative certificate being awarded for completing the return ride.
This attractive route, which is virtually traffic free along its entire length, is expected to attract both experienced and novice riders, as well as those with disabilities that require specially adapted cycles.
The organisers are hoping for a large turnout, and believe it will attract a whole range of groups enjoying a day's fellowship together.
It's also expected the starter pack will include a method of identifying by colour whether the rider is starting from England or Wales, and providing in the process a fun variation of the ancient rivalry between the two. Blue for the former, Red for the latter?
With hundreds expected to take part both town and city can expect a big influx of riders, young and old alike, bearing the message that cycling is not only fun, but it does you good as well!
The occasion is also expected to provide the opportunity for the official launch of the Chester to Shotton phase of the Dee Coastal Path. This section is due for completion by the 23rd May, creating in the process a 13 mile circular link with Route 5.
As the planning of the event proceeds, further information will be posted on this website.
Anyone wishing to help in the work of the Chester Cycling Campaign should log onto its most informative website http://www.chestercycling.co.uk/
For other enquiries about the cycle campaigning work of CTC please contact www.ctc.org.uk.
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