Family Rides in Reading to contribute to the European Cycling Challenge

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Four led rides in Reading aimed at families to get people involved in the European Cycling Challenge 2014.
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A series of neighbourhood cycle rides are being launched as part of the European Cycle Challenge, aimed at seeing which city rides the most. The rides, which are aimed at families*, will include refreshments and bike polo. 


Ride 1 (Prospect Park to Mapledurham)

Date: 3/5/14

Time: 10am - 12 noon

The ride will start from Prospect Park and will used a combination of cycle paths and quiet roads to Mapledurham.  Upon arrival to the destination, the participants will take a break and refreshments will be provided.  


Ride 2 (Palmer Park - Dinton Pastures)

Date: 17/5/14

Time: 10am - 12 noon

The ride will start from Palmer Park Sports Stadium and will used a combination of cycle paths and quiet roads to Dinton Pastures.  Upon arrival to the destination the participants will take a break and refreshment will be provided.  


Ride 3 (WhitFest – Northumberland Ave to Cintra Park)

Date: 24/5/14

Time: 10.30am - 12 noon

The ride will start from the Advice shop on Northumberland Ave and will be the start of WhitFest used a combination of cycle paths and quiet roads to Dinton Pastures.  


Ride 4 (Rivermead Sports Festival)

Date: 31/5/14

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

The ride will be in partnership with a sports day in which participants will be encouraged to try a variety of sports, people will engage in a taster session.  Once the taster session has transpired the participants will engage on a led ride to the Mapledurham locks.

Refreshments will be provided at each of the events.



For more information and to register for a led-ride, email:


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*Children should be aged 7 and above and be able to demonstrate Level One Bikeability skills. 


Bikeability instructors deliver the After School Cycle sessions at Palmer Park on Monday’s and Thursdays between 4.30pm and 5:30pm.


Why not sign up to the European Cycle Challenge to log your ride and compete against other European towns and cities?


Participants can track their journeys with the free Endomondo App, or via the website, and challenge other European cities. The Challenge is open to all people living in participating cities, or travelling to/from those cities for work, study or other reasons. To register to take part in the Challenge, visit:



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