Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Cycling Time Trials, Stunt Bikes, Band, Fire Engine - Woodside Link Celebrations 10th December

Cycling Time Trials, Stunt Bikes, Band, Fire Engine - all to help celebrate the Woodside Link. Saturday, 10th December, between Frogmore Rd and Wheatfield Rd footpath.



You’ve probably seen the Woodside Link being transformed from a work site into a major piece of transport infrastructure.




Now you can take a closer look by going along to the Woodside Link Cycling Celebration on Saturday, December 10.

Cycling fun

Marking the end of construction, the event takes place between 10am and 2pm, with free entry from the footway that runs between Frogmore Road and Wheatfield Surgery.

There will be cycling time trials for youngsters aged 16 and under in four categories, between 10am and noon. Entrants can turn up with their bike at anytime during the two-hour slot to compete.
In the afternoon there will be an opportunity for people of all ages to leisurely cycle up and down the new road on their bike. And plenty is planned for those not wishing to take to two wheels.

Family entertainment

Local band The Situators are rehearsing a set list full of international hits, including songs made famous by Megan Trainor, Chuck Berry and Otis Reading. They are performing at 11am and 12.30pm. Exciting displays from the Extreme Mountain Bike Show at 10.30am, 12 noon and 1.15pm are also planned.

That’s not all as Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue are attending with a fire engine, Travel Choices’ Dr Bike and the Luton and Dunstable Cycling Forum will be on hand to give some bike maintenance and cycling advice, and there will be a local food van selling a full range of refreshments, including hot dogs, sandwiches and jacket potatoes.

Information

As the Woodside Link is just one part of the local regeneration jigsaw, an exhibition marquee will provide more information on how the Local Plan, Dunstable High Street scheme and other projects are all fitting together to help make the area an even better place to live and work.
Full details of the Woodside Link Cycling Celebration are available online at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/woodsidelink or call 0300 300 5289.