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Severn Bridge Sportive and Castle Combe Family Cycling Day Takes Place on 28th August

by Holly Blades

With just under two weeks to go plans are rounding up for the Castle Combe Family Cycling Day and Severn Bridge Sportive. Once again Help for Heroes are the charity partner for the event and will be attending with their merchandise stand and "Hero Bear".

To celebrate the Olympics taking place in Rio this year the youngster's skills activities will have an Olympic theme. There will be an opportunity to take part in these sessions and win prizes!!

 The Family Cycling Day commences at 11:30am. Whilst the riders taking part in the Sportive areout on the road, the Family Cycling Day will take place on the circuit itself.


Cyclists young and old can just turn up and register on the dayand ride the smooth traffic free 2 mile circuit. The Circuit Challenge will be taking place again where you can seehow many laps you can do cumulatively in the day. Prizes available!!

A family ticket to a Motor racing day at the circuit is up for grabs for the family completing the most laps. In June, a total of 460 riders totaled over 7,600 miles in a three hour period as part of an event organised by Chippenham Wheelers for National Bike Week.

The café will be open all day for hot and cold food and drinks along with ice cream and Coffee concessions. Throughout the day there will be various cycling related activities for all to take part in.


  • Hills Lorries - demonstrating the difficulties for drivers mixing with cyclists and the many safety features adopted to ensure maximum safety for cyclists.
  • Cargo Bike races and displays of Cargo bikes with Iceni bikes attending. http://www.icenicycles.co.uk/
  • Strider Bikes - Balance bikes for toddlers. Have a go sessions. -http://www.striderbike.co.uk/
  • The Severn Bridge Sportive: The sportive riders will leave from 8am onwards taking part in either the 106km or 100 mile ride,which takes them over the Severn Bridge into Wales. The motorway will be closed to traffic for the Westward crossing allowing riders to ride on the closed M48 motorway! Fully signposted route, mechanical support, chip timing, plentiful refreshments at the feed stations with hot drinks and real food as well as sports nutrition supplied by High5. http://highfive.co.uk/ Pasta for the finish. 

The sportive riders will join the family cycling day on the circuit on completion of their ride.Why not get yourself sponsored for a number of laps and raise some funds for our charity partner - Help for Heroes.

Entry cost on the day - £5 adults, £2 children, £10 Family ticket. Please visit www.severnbridgesportive.co.uk or to find out more call 01249 783399





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