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Cycle In for New Forest fun
New Forest District Council is encouraging families to get on their bikes to enjoy two fun events this Sunday (June 27).
The main event takes place at Brockenhurst Primary School, between 1100 and 1500, where there’s fun for cyclists of all ages.
Bike swaps, safety checks, group cycle rides, maintenance classes, a bike painting competition and a raffle are just some of the attractions. The Forestry Commission and National Park rangers will be on hand with useful information about cycle routes in the forest and discount vouchers for cycle equipment will be handed out. Refreshments and local produce will be available.
For the more adventurous, the day starts at 1000 with a bike ride along the new section of National Cycle Network route from Hythe to Brockenhurst. The 13 mile on and off-road route is signed so people can join at any point.
The route will be officially opened at 1.30pm at Brockenhurst Primary School by local cycling superstar, Jon Dibben.
NFDC Sustainable Initiatives Officer Paul Fulford says there will be something for all types of cyclists at the event.
“We hope many local people will join in the fun and find out more about cycling in the forest.
“Whether you are a serious cyclist or a family or a group of friends who enjoy getting out and about along the New Forest’s cycle routes, there is some stunning scenery and real benefits to be enjoyed.
“The council and its partners support cycling as it’s a great way to keep fit, reduces stress, saves money and helps the environment with fewer cars on the road.”
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0778 687 4292.
June 21, 2010
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Donna Jones, corporate communications consultant
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