Saddle up and enjoy a day celebrating joys of being on two wheels
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: cheltenhamcyclingfestival.org.uk
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.