Castle Combe Family Cycling Day – Sunday 27 August 2017

Castle Combe Family Cycling Day – Sunday 27 August 2017

Have you been inspired by Chris Froome’s fourth Tour de France win? Fancy getting out on your bike? Want to get the kids outside and active this summer? Then why not come along to the historic Castle Combe Race Circuit for a day of cycling fun for all the family! From 11.30am on Sunday 27 th August, you can experience the exhilaration of riding on the smooth, traffic free 2-mile Castle Combe Circuit. Anyone of any age or ability can simply turn up and pay on the day: £5 adults, £2 children and £10 for a family ticket. Apart from cycling around the circuit, there is much more on offer throughout the day: Children are invited to come and take part in our Go Ride Challenge – where you can learn new bike skills, compete against others in short races and win prizes! For the very young ones, we are offering have-a- go sessions on Strider Bikes – balance bikes for toddlers. There will be much more to see and do on the day so don’t miss out. The Tavern Café will be open during the day serving hot and cold food and drinks, there will be coffee and ice cream stands, and do feel free to bring your own picnic as there is plenty of space to sit, relax and watch the fun. Once again, the Circuit Lap Challenge is back by popular demand! See how many laps you and your family can complete altogether! A great way to get everyone pedalling, this event takes place throughout the day on the circuit, and offers some exciting prizes, including...

Castle Combe Family Cycling Day 28th August

With just under a month to go plans are progressing well for the Castle Combe Family Cycling Day and Severn Bridge Sportive. To celebrate the Olympics taking place in Rio this year the youngster’s skills activities will have an Olympic theme. There will be an opportunity to take part in these sessions and win prizes!! Once again Help for Heroes are the charity partner for the event and will be attending with their merchandise stand and “Hero Bear”. The Family Cycling Day commences at 11:30am. Whilst the riders taking part in the Sportive are out on the road, the Family Cycling Day will take place on the circuit itself. Cyclists young and old can just turn up and register on the day and ride the smooth traffic free 2 mile circuit. The Circuit Challenge will be taking place again where you can see how many laps you can do cumulatively in the day. Prizes available!! A family ticket to a Motor racing day at the circuit is up for grabs for the family completing the most laps. In June, a total of 460 riders totaled over 7,600 miles in a three hour period as part of an event organised by Chippenham Wheelers for National Bike Week. The café will be open all day for hot and cold food and drinks along with ice cream and Coffee concessions Throughout the day there will be various cycling related activities for all to take part in. Hills Lorries – demonstrating the difficulties for drivers mixing with cyclists and the many safety features adopted to ensure maximum safety for cyclists. Cargo Bike races and displays of Cargo bikes with Iceni bikes attending. – www.icenicycles.co.uk/ Strider Bikes...

Wrong Way Round back for 2015

Yatton Keynell’s world-famous cycling event is back for 2015 with a choice of 2 routes to suit everyone from the casual cyclist to the fitness fanatic. You can do one or more laps of our local route, or try the full 97 miles from Hyde Park Corner back to the village. This year’s event is based from the Village Hall. Read...

Interested in Vintage Bikes?

Having got my MB all steel bike ready some months ago, I have realised that after the last few weeks of enforced idleness, I am in no state to ride tonight’s Steel is Real TT. It seems a shame to waste the build up and after reading an article on the L’Eroica Britannia I would like to suggest a get together of those interested in classic machines. Tim and Nick have recently been to France, to ride a similar event and I know of one or two who have their original bike ( or maybe their Dads’) that would love an excuse for an airing. So I suggest gathering at Yatton Keynell on the last Saturday in September ( 27th ) at 2 pm. Meet in the Market Cross area opposite the pub for a short ride round the lanes – I have heard that some bikes are not likely to get far. We can then pause at the pub and explore the finer points of each other’s machines. We don’ t  need to be too strict on machine specification, but perhaps aim for pre 1990 ( so 25 years old ) with exposed brake cables as a start. Toe clips and cotter pins could come later! Please get in touch if you are interested in meeting up. John...

Wrong Way Round & Round Awards Night

The Wrong Way Round & Round Awards Night Thursday 25 September 2014 8pm to 9.30pm The Bell Inn, Yatton Keynell All riders and supporters of the Wrong Way Round bike ride are invited to this year’s Awards Night. It’s a great opportunity to meet again with other local cyclists, re-live the big day, and just enjoy a drink or two. All riders of the 2014 event, please come along to be awarded your completion certificate. Family, friends supporters and fan clubs also most welcome. We also have family team certificates to present to teams of three or more from the same family, plus all parent-and-offspring teams. New for this year, we have prizes for everyone completing five laps to reach the mythical distance of 97 miles. Many thanks to local business The IT Guy for sponsorship of these prizes. As per tradition, we will also be presenting the Wrong Way Round Special Awards. There’s still time to send in your nominations for: The Chairman’s Cup, presented in memory of Chris Dash – a sort of ‘player of the match’ prize, awarded to the person best encapsulating the spirit of the event. Nominations so far: The senior Yatton Keynell resident who only recently started cycling, joining the event with gusto and raising money for charity. The junior Yatton Keynell resident, also new to cycling, who did three laps. The Golden Sprockets – for the most impressive cycling feat. Nominations so far: The rider who did five laps on five different bikes The rider who did a lap on a very heavy vintage butchers bike The rider that filled every second...

Wrong Way Round & Round 2014

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND And this time with a twist! THE WRONG WAY ROUND & ROUND BIKE RIDE Sunday 8 June 2014 After a year’s break, 2014 sees the return of the famous Wrong Way Round bike ride, now with a new format – a 16-mile circuit based on Yatton Keynell. Read...