The Tour de France might be starting in Yorkshire this year, but Swindon families can get in on the fun by joining in the festivities with a series of free local family events.
‘Tour de Swindon’ will see three weeks of cycling-related events come to the area, organised by national charity Sustrans and partners to celebrate the iconic race locally, between Saturday 5th and Sunday 27th July.
This year’s programme follows a successful inaugural Tour de Swindon last year, with an even bigger range of activities planned to mark the occasion, which should appeal to all ages and abilities.
Highlights of Tour de Swindon include a cycling ‘pop up shop’ taking place on Saturday 12th July in the Brunel Plaza, where you will find a French photo booth, static bike racing, and ‘try before you buy’ bike displays to really get you in the mood for ‘le Tour’.
There are also regular high-tech cycle orienteering events, treasure hunts, and led bike rides throughout the three weeks.
The Tour will culminate in Coate Water Park for the ‘Grand Finale’ event on Sunday 27th July, with a range of activities for all the family, including face painting, bike smoothie-making, free bike safety check ups and security marking.
Amy Martin, Sustrans Project Officer, said “The first ever ‘Tour de Swindon’ in 2013 was fantastic and is back by popular demand. What better way to enjoy the summer than lots of great activities for the whole family to enjoy together in the fresh air.”
See the ‘Tour de Swindon’ calander.
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