After last year’s successful launch, Strictly Cycling returns to Richmond this Olympic summer bigger and better than ever.
Richmond councillor Katharine Harborne is championing the series of events in Richmond Schools with a Championship Bike Festival on Sunday 24th June in Kneller Gardens.
With the backing of London Mayor Boris Johnson, NHS Richmond, Twickenham Cycling Club, British Cycling and Breeze, the national cycling for women programme.
We are looking for local schools to take part and volunteers to help out. If you're interested in getting involved don't worry, you don't need to be a cycling expert or super-fit! You just need to be enthusiastic and enjoy riding your bike.
“Our slogan is ‘more people cycling, more often, safely and for fun’,” says Richmond cycling champion Katharine. “Last year’s event was a huge success, a fun day out for the whole family with stalls, cycling information/checks and an organised ride around the borough.
“This summer we’re running it as a key part of Richmond’s Olympic legacy as the Olympic Road Race will be coming through Richmond.”
Organised by Twickenham Cycling Club and Richmond Council, Strictly Cycling’s aim is to become a permanent event on the calendar, getting competitive cycling in local schools combined with volunteer participation events.
Adult and children cyclists will also have the opportunity to try grass track racing whilst, for experienced cyclists, the British Cycling Regional Championships will provide more serious competition.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said “Strictly Cycling is an ingenious idea to promote competitive cyclic in local Richmond schools."
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