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#AmazingAccrington’s first ever Bike Fest has been announced!

The Property Shop Arena, Accrington Cricket Club, is gearing up to host Accrington’s first ever Bike Fest.

Taking place on Sunday 7th April 2019, 11 am to 3 pm, the brand-new event is an initiative aiming to encourage more people to get involved within the community, particularly with sport and activity.

#AmazingAccrington are working in partnership with event sponsors, Coach House and North Lancs Training Group to make sure there is lots to see and do on the day. Confirmed exhibitors are: Connect and Lancashire Constabulary, ensuring the event will be a brilliant success.

Confirmed activities (with more to be announced!) include:

Visit the on-site Bike Doctor with your bike for health check and basic repairs; bring your own bike and helmet to take part in a led Conventional Bike Ride; join in with our Bike Swap/donation – exchange your too small or too big bicycle for something more suitable; and take part in the FREE prize draw to win a bag of cycling merchandise!

Amanda Jenkinson, Project Officer at Lancashire County Council on behalf of Connect said:

“The is the first event of its kind in Accrington and we are fully supportive of it. With a variety of fun activities taking place throughout the day, there will be something for every member of the family to get involved with!”

Gareth Lindsay, Managing Director at North Lancs Training Group said:

“We are really proud to be sponsors of this new initiative. It’s a wonderful idea and will be of real benefit for the community. I will definitely be bringing my bike along to the bike doctor and making sure its summer ready!”

Rod Keynon, Current Chairman at Property Shop Arena with a 50-year history of community work, commented:

“We are really looking forward to welcoming the Bike Fest to the cricket ground. We relish any occasion where we can encourage people to get involved in sports or to be more active. The Bike Fest will provide family-friendly fun just in time for people to get bike ride ready for the summer!”

Paul Sutton, Sales Director at Property Shop – Ground Sponsors – commented:

“Property Shop are proud to support the cricket club and, in turn, any endeavours they are a part of. As a family man myself I understand the importance of providing family fun days that we can all get involved in and enjoy!

Bike Fest – Sunday 7th April 2019, 11 am to 3 pm, Property Shop Arena, Accrington Cricket Club, Thorneyholme Road, Accrington, BB5 5BD

For more information about Bike Fest visit: www.amazingaccrington.co.uk

Just Some Of The Great Things On The Day

Conventional Bike Ride

Leaving at 12 pm for one hour. Participants need to bring their own roadworthy bikes, be confident cyclists and wear the appropriate protective gear. Book online at www.amazingaccrington.co.uk from 1st March!
(Note: limited numbers)

Bike Doctor

Bring your own bike along for a health check and basic repairs carried out free of charge

Bike Hire

One month hire of a bike: manual or electric! Come and find out more

Bike Donation/Bike Swap

Donate your old bike to one of our Bike Revival Schemes managed by North Lancs Training Group to help others or swap your bike!

Electric Bike Ride

Starting at 1.30pm for one hour. Bikes and helmets provided but must be confident cyclists and over 14 years old. Book online at www.amazingaccrington.co.uk from 1st March! (Note: limited numbers)

Adapted Bikes

Tandem bikes, trikes, hand bikes, and more…to make cycling available to all


Over 16? Never ridden a bike? Want to learn? Connecting East Lancashire will be there on the day to provide information on how to get FREE bike riding training

Penny Farthing and Clown Bikes

Try something different!

Enter our FREE prize draw

to win a bag full of cycling and walking merchandise on the day

Information Stand

Lots of merchandise to help you when cycling included free cycle maps and other freebies too!