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A thousand cyclists take to the trails at the Dalby Forest open day

Dalby Bike Barn's open day on 13 October showcased a range of CTC taster courses and activites at our community hub in Dalby Forest. CTC teamed up with PACE and the Forestry Commission to offer visitors an inspiring day of both MTB and road cycling.
Cyclists in Dalby Forest

Around 1000 visitors flocked to the Dalby Open Day.  Many families came to experience a great day of cycling on traffic-free routes; others had come to ride the trails for Dalby 13 a demo day where visitors could try out new 2013 style bikes and kit.

Visitors were allowed to test -ride the RC325.5 EXC mountain bike and try out the  ‘Dalby-proof’ brake pads. Qualified cycle technicians were on hand to give advice and fix and service bikes.


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Pace Cycles and CTC launch Dalby Bike Barn at Dalby Forest

Pace Cycles and CTC have won the contract to run the cycle hire, retail, courses and events in Dalby Forest after successfully re-tendering for the business.
Dalby Forest by Tony Bartholomew

The trail centre will launch in June as the ‘Dalby Bike Barn’ and the aim is to make it a social hub for local, regional and national visitors building on its strong reputation as a venue for the World Cup and Tour of Britain stage.

Pace Cycles has teamed up with the Forestry Commission to open this new and exciting trail centre in partnership with CTC, and working with other Dalby businesses the Dalby Bike Barn will offer a unique combination of opportunities for visitors.

Contact Information: 

CTC Press Office
Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 0844-736-8453 or 0786320713

Email: adrian@pacecycles.com
Telephone: Adrian Carter on 01751-460599

Notes to Editors: 
  • Pace Cycles has its Demo and Suspension Service Centres’ based in Dalby Forest and has over 25 years experience developing its own products in the area, as well as assisting in the design of Dalby’s cycle trails and facilities. More details on its range of products and Dalby Bike Barn can be found at www.pacecycles.com
  • CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. www.ctc.org.uk
  • CTC Charitable Trust, registered as a charity in England and Wales number 1104324, Scotland number SCO38626. Cyclists’ Touring Club, registered as a charity in Scotland no SC042541, application for registration in England and Wales currently subject to review.
  • The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment.  Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands.  Further information can be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/england and at www.forestry.gov.uk/yorkshireandthehumber
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