Bournemouth to host night-time cycle event for Wheels Festival

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BOURNEMOUTH will be holding its second night bike ride this year as part of the Wheels Festival.

Following a similar event last year, the Wheels Night Ride will involve three events on the evening of the final day of the event, which runs from May 24-26.

Kicking it off will be the free Bears on Bikes community ride, raising cash for Round Table Children’s Wish. It starts at Boscombe Pier on the Bank Holiday Monday, May 26, at 6.30pm.

Participants are encouraged to bring their bikes dressed with a bear to ride on the seafront and around closed roads in the town centre – register at rtcw.org At 7.40pm that night, the town centre will be transformed into a racing circuit, starting with the Wheels Relay Challenge, involving 12 teams of four riders – register at bournemouthwheels .co.uk/take-part From 8.25pm, top cyclists will take part in an elite race around the town and any professional riders can register to take part.

The culmination of the night will be the free Nightglow procession from Pier Approach at 9.30pm, where people of all ages are encouraged to decorate their bike and themselves in brightly-lit, glow-in-the-dark accessories. Fireworks will end the night at 10.15pm.

Jo-Anne Downing, of British Cycling, said: “We’re very pleased that Bournemouth will be hosting an evening of cycling as part of the Wheels Festival and are proud to be supporting it.

“It is great to see cycling being recognised as one of the top attractions at this fantastic event, with an area dedicated to a cycling village where people can find out about getting involved in this exhilarating sport.”

Cllr Michael Filer, portfolio holder for transport at Bournemouth council, added: “Last year’s event saw thousands of people of all ages take to the streets of Bournemouth on two wheels and this year we are expecting it to be even bigger and brighter.”

The Coastal Business Improvement District is the Festival Partner for Bournemouth Wheels Festival and Wheels Night Ride is also supported by Getting About, British Cycling, and Morgan Sindall.

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2:54pm Sat 3 May 14

SympatheticSam says...

Bikes and cars. What could possibly go wrong.
Bikes and cars. What could possibly go wrong. SympatheticSam
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6:07pm Sat 3 May 14

Phixer says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
Bikes and cars. What could possibly go wrong.
No lights, mixing it with pedestrians on the pavement and prom - and disguised as a bear to protect their identity.
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Bikes and cars. What could possibly go wrong.[/p][/quote]No lights, mixing it with pedestrians on the pavement and prom - and disguised as a bear to protect their identity. Phixer
  • Score: -1

6:26pm Sat 3 May 14

boardsandphotos says...

Phixer wrote:
SympatheticSam wrote:
Bikes and cars. What could possibly go wrong.
No lights, mixing it with pedestrians on the pavement and prom - and disguised as a bear to protect their identity.
The event will be held in a closed off circuit and the theme of the night ride is to 'Glow' I.E: Decorate yourself and your bike with plenty of lights so you glow!

Lights sorted, Pedestrians protected.



Bournemouth Wheels Festival & Round Table is set to break the record for the most bears on bikes ever seen before! As part of the Wheels Night Ride on Monday evening 26th May. Thousands of bears on bikes will be setting off from Boscombe Pier around 6.30pm and cycling along the beach to the town centre to complete a closed off racing circuit for the Bears on Bikes community ride.Bournemouth Wheels Festival & Round Table are introducing the brand new Bears on Bikes (BoB) community ride to the Wheels Night Ride to raise money for Round Table Children’s Wish – visit www.rtcw.org to be part of this record breaking event.Bears on Bikes will be the start of the fantastic Wheels Night Ride, an evening of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. This fun filled community event will feature a fast paced racing circuit, nightglow spectacular and fireworks to end the evening with a bang!So bring your bear, bring your bike, bring your friends and family and make sure you’re part of this exciting record breaking event. Register by visiting www.rtcw.org and help to raise as much money as possible for Round Table Children’s Wish.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Bikes and cars. What could possibly go wrong.[/p][/quote]No lights, mixing it with pedestrians on the pavement and prom - and disguised as a bear to protect their identity.[/p][/quote]The event will be held in a closed off circuit and the theme of the night ride is to 'Glow' I.E: Decorate yourself and your bike with plenty of lights so you glow! Lights sorted, Pedestrians protected. Bournemouth Wheels Festival & Round Table is set to break the record for the most bears on bikes ever seen before! As part of the Wheels Night Ride on Monday evening 26th May. Thousands of bears on bikes will be setting off from Boscombe Pier around 6.30pm and cycling along the beach to the town centre to complete a closed off racing circuit for the Bears on Bikes community ride.Bournemouth Wheels Festival & Round Table are introducing the brand new Bears on Bikes (BoB) community ride to the Wheels Night Ride to raise money for Round Table Children’s Wish – visit www.rtcw.org to be part of this record breaking event.Bears on Bikes will be the start of the fantastic Wheels Night Ride, an evening of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. This fun filled community event will feature a fast paced racing circuit, nightglow spectacular and fireworks to end the evening with a bang!So bring your bear, bring your bike, bring your friends and family and make sure you’re part of this exciting record breaking event. Register by visiting www.rtcw.org and help to raise as much money as possible for Round Table Children’s Wish. boardsandphotos
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