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Cycling Festival in the Peak District

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by VisitPeak, 21 May 2008.

  1. VisitPeak

    VisitPeak New Member

    I am posting on behalf of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire. We would like to know whether there would be a demand for such an event and what sort of activities people would like to see included?

    Thanks
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    yep, do it.
     
  3. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Yes - hopefully going cycling in the Peak District next week with the kids (near the Grandparents so easy to get to).

    As to what to include ... lots (not much help am I), but what about something to do with MTB'ing including for beginners since I presume the Peak District is a good area for trying that. I've just used the off-road cycle trails previously with the children.
     
  4. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Yep, do it.
     
  5. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Talk to the local clubs.

    They will soon tell you if there's an interest or not; as well promoting it!
     
  6. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    Include electric bikes, recumbents, velomobiles and all sorts for interest. make the best of the hilly ground to show that human power and human/electric can cope.
    Try to cover a broad range of interest not just hardened cyclists and racers or children. Include commuters, family and people with disabilities. The Get Cycling show at Nottingham was a good event.
     
  7. longers

    longers Veteran

    The Company of Cyclists might even be able to help.

    Good comments as well from Night Train about the variety of cycling to offer to a variety of cyclists or potential cyclists.

    Otherwise, go for it ;).
     
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    ** bites tongue ** :angry:
     
  9. longers

    longers Veteran

    I hope it hurt :angry:.
     


  10. And there is blood;)
     
  11. Sorry Vp welcome to CC give us a ring at conpany of cyclist all the contact info is on the web site it would be grate to come over there.
     
  12. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Night Train expressed concern that it "doesn't just cover hardened cyclists".
    Is it possible to have a cycling festival that covers hardened cyclists AT ALL? :angry:
    Can anyone give me an example of such a festival? 'cos i don't think i've ever seen one...
     
  13. Why don't you organise one Bonj? Perhaps it could be open only to those who can average 25mph over a substantial distance, or something.
     
  14. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    But claim its more like 30! :angry:
     
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    How would i organise one? I don't have the resources.