|Building on the incredible success of last year’s Bike Fest, Builth is going bike mad in July with a whole weekend devoted to pedal power. Last year Builth Bike Bash crew motivated local people to cycle the total Tour of Britain mileage of 774 miles in one day. But the support was so great that the community clocked up nearly twice that distance. So this year they have raised the bar by throwing down the challenge of completing the Tour De France mileage of 2162 miles. It’ll be all feet to the pedals ….. and a plea for your help! Please come out in force and help them reach this target. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated regardless if you can manage one lap or twenty of the one mile course around the Groe.
Another change this year is the nominated charity; last time over £2,200 was raised for The Prostate Cancer Charity. This year Builth Bike Bash crew plan to raise money for a cycling facility in the town for youngsters. Please collect sponsorship (forms are available at the Sports Centre) by asking friends, neighbours and relatives to sponsor you for each lap that you cycle. Maybe Builth Wells will be sending one of our youngsters to compete in the Olympic Games in a future year.
The programme for the weekend comprises –
Saturday 7th July - a Fun Family Day from 10 am to 6 pm that includes
• The sponsored ride around the Groe
• A skills course, Watt bike and information stand
• Bouncy castle & face painting
• A competition on a tricky tricycle
• Best decorated helmet competition
• Unicycle skills workshops
• Drop in spinning classes running all throughout the day
• Fun races
• A raffle to win a bike
• …. and our new Cycle-tech bike shop will be on hand for running repairs and spares
Sunday 8th July - Runners versus Bikers.
Starting at 11 am at Fforest Fields, Hundred House, this takes place on a mile off-road course. The route is being planned by a runner and a biker to ensure that it is a fun but real competition.
So even if you don’t fancy taking part, do come along to cheer them all on. There will be a BBQ available to all as well as some fun races for youngsters
All proceeds from these events will be going towards funding a bike park in Builth Wells so please support these events.
For more information please see www.builthbikebash.btck.co.uk or ring Bonna on 01982 552923.