Gearing up for a terrific fun day in Cranbrook

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 February 2017

World-class mountain bike trials rider Andrei Burton in aciton.

World-class mountain bike trials rider Andrei Burton in aciton.


Plans have been confirmed for a community fun day in Cranbrook’s Hayes Square.

The event – from 10.30am to 4pm on Saturday, March 11 – is aimed at inspiring people to walk, cycle or take the bus or train to travel to work or school.

The family-friendly event will feature guided cycle rides, free bike hire, Active Mums cycle rides, cycle skills sessions with local cycle group Adventurecize, and static bike sprint races from Rollapaluza.

There’s also entertainment from Big Top Mania cycle circus and world-class mountain bike trials rider Andrei Burton.

Devon County Council’s Travel Devon team will be on hand to give information and advice about active travel and public transport in and around Devon, and there will be the opportunity to meet the Co-Cars team and take part in Active Devon’s walking challenge, the Big Devon March.

“We want families to come along and hopefully be inspired to be more active,” said Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member with responsibility for cycling. “This is gearing up to be a terrific community event which will enable people to find out more about sustainable travel, and consider walking and cycling more often.”

Cllr Kevin Blakey, chairman of Cranbrook Town Council, said: “Encouraging residents to live healthy, sustainable lives is high on our agenda and we look forward to being part of the fun day, which promises to be an exciting and inspiring family event.”

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