Families gear up for cycling fun

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Teams from four South Holland primary schools will battle it out in a fast-paced event, which will bring popular cycle racing back to Spalding town centre and is as exciting for spectators as it is the competitors.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate Community Primary School, St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School (West Pinchbeck), Weston Hills Church of England Primary School and Spalding Primary School (Woolram Wygate) have all signed up for the Italian Pursuit Inter School Challenge, taking place in Spalding Market Place on the morning of Sunday, May 3.

Then at 2pm it’s the turn of the adults with Bourne Wheelers, Sleaford Wheelers, Boston Wheelers and Lincoln Velo Club competing in the Inter Cycling Club Challenge.

The races are the finale of an exciting weekend of family cycling organised by Spalding Cycling Club to promote the sport as ideal for the flat terrain of South Holland.

After gaining sponsorship from Broadgate Homes, Springfield Exhibition Centre and Gibbons Cycles, the weekend kicks off on Saturday, May 2, in Monks House Lane Playing Field in Spalding with a Youth Go Race event, featuring a Figure of Eight Time Trial Challenge, Cycle Speedway, Cyclocross Race and Hoola Hoop Race.

There will also be Lincolnshire County Council Bikeability Activities, including Balance Bikes and Practice Course, plus Dr Bike Bike Recycle Scheme where people donate unwanted broken cycles to be passed on to disadvantaged children, Smoothie Bike where you can put pedal power into making your own healthy drink, Bling your Bike and Imobi Tag Fitting.

The guided family rides start and finish at Monkshouse Lane Playing Field at 1pm.

Three routes are on offer with refreshment breaks at churches holding flower festivals. The five-mile and ten-mile routes are on quiet roads to Pinchbeck and back.

Club standard riders get their chance to test the countryside on the Sunday, when Fenland Racing Club Reliability Ride offers a 35-mile signposted course.

For full details visit http://www.spaldingcc.org.uk/