Saddle up and en­joy a day cel­e­brat­ing joys of be­ing on two wheels

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CHELTENHAM is gear­ing up for the much-an­tic­i­pated re­turn of Cheltenham Fes­ti­val of Cy­cling this Sun­day.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of a smaller event in May, the fes­ti­val will see an adren­a­line-fu­elled road race through cen­tral Cheltenham; with cy­cling elites reach­ing top speeds to claim their prize.

Start­ing at 11am from Mont­pel­lier Gar­dens, the fes­ti­val will open with a Let’s Ride event for all ages and abil­i­ties.

This ini­tial ride will take place be­tween 11am-noon.

The rac­ing will then con­tinue through­out the rest of the af­ter­noon and into the early evening.

As well as the men’s and women’s elite races, there will be races for un­der-14s, un­der-16s and a cor­po­rate re­lay race.

Along­side the rac­ing, the fes­ti­val will be host­ing an event vil­lage to of­fer spec­ta­tors a chance to delve into all things cy­cling.

Stands will in­clude Wil­liams Cy­cles, one of the world’s old­est bike shops, Feva Star Seat, who will be show­cas­ing their ver­sa­tile chil­dren’s seats and Leisure Lakes Bikes.

Bri­tish Cy­cling will be run­ning a ju­nior cy­cle course which gives kids the op­por­tu­nity to try out their cy­cling skills on a track.

For more in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing race timings, what’s on and much more, visit: chel­tenham­cy­clingfes­ti­

FOUR-LEGGGED friends will be tak­ing a stoll on Sun­day af­ter­noon as a spe­cial walk for sausage dogs takes place.

Cirences­ter Park will wel­come the crowds from 11am fol­lowed by a pop-up event ‘pawty’ be­ing held in Some­where Else.

The event will raise money for The RED Foun­da­tion.

GLOUCES­TER Gar­den­ing Club’s an­nual show will be held on Satur­day, Au­gust 31, in St Ge­orge’s Hall, Grange Road, Tuf­fley.

There will be ex­hibits of pho­to­graphs, arts and crafts, fruts and veg­eta­bles. The show runs from 2-4pm.

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