Stirling Festival of Cycling returns to the city on Sunday 6 August 2017 with a fun filled day of cycling activities for the whole family to enjoy at Stirling High School from 10am-4pm.
Topping the bill are Scotland’s Cycle Stunt Team The Clan who will wow the crowd with their spectacular showcase of skilful tricks from mid-air flips and leaping gaps to negotiating big drops and riding over each other (performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm).
The Hub’s Community Cycling Officer Chris James explains: “The Festival is a celebration of cycling for everyone to enjoy. We want to inspire a love of cycling and encourage local people to make more everyday journeys by bike. We’re offering plenty of opportunities for families to get involved on the day, from trying out e-bikes and cargo bikes to testing their own cycling skills on the Bike Track People’s features track. We’ll also be leading bike rides around the city for those who can’t wait to explore Stirling on two wheels. For the very little ones, Trail Tots will be on hand with plenty of balance bike activities to keep them entertained. There’ll also be a free bouncy castle, face painting and a performance by children’s entertainer Mr Boom at 3pm, as well as lots of different stalls with a wealth of cycling info and advice including free bike doctor sessions from local charity Recyke-a-Bike.”
The Festival will also act as the start and finish line for Pedal for Parkinson’s 23, 34 and 51-mile cycling challenge, which aims to raise £100,000 towards Parkinson’s research and support.
Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We are delighted to be hosting our Pedal event in Stirling once again alongside Stirling Festival of Cycling. I’d like to thank Stirling Cycle Hub for their fantastic support with this partnership. Cycling is becoming increasingly popular, and the distances on offer at our Pedal events will suit everybody from families to experienced cyclists, so I would encourage everyone to saddle up and help us to raise awareness of Parkinson’s. The funds raised at the event will make a real difference to our work to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s in Scotland.”