Olympic silver medalist and double world champion Wendy Houvenaghel, will cut the ribbon on the Coast-to-Coast Trail and start a two day long festival of events at Elm Farm Cycle Centre, to mark the official opening of the county’s Mineral Tramways cycle trails.
This major event, locally dubbed ‘Bikestock ‘09’ which is free to all, starts on Saturday September 26th at 10am and continues over two days. The public are invited to try novelty bikes and carts, there will be children’s entertainment, a mountain bike assault course, guided rides, and a bike clearance and ex-hire bike sale. In the afternoons and evenings, a giant hog roast and beer festival to raise funds for Cornwall’s first disabled cycle training centre will feature live local bands and ales.
Elm Farm Cycle Centre which is on the now world famous Coast-to-Coast Cycle Trail, is hosting the event in conjuction with Cornwall Council’s Mineral Tramways and Countyside Services teams, to generate publicity for this new cycle trail network, which will be fully accessible to cyclists and walkers of all ages and abilities.
The official venue for the event, Elm Farm, is offering free parking, discounted cycle hire, guided rides, farm shop produce, accommodation, bike cleaning and servicing facilities, free bike safety checks, trail maps and information. Keen cyclists will also get the chance to view and try some exotic bikes from the world’s top manufacturers, and get free advice from professional mountain bikers, time and track event specialists from the Bike Barn.
For more information call 01209 891498 or look at www.cornwallcycletrails.com or visit Elm Farm Cycle Centre between Portreath and Porthtowan near Redruth, Cornwall TR16 5UF.
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