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Events village adds to cycling festival fun in Bourne

An events village promises extra entertainment during the Bourne CiCLE Festival, which starts later this month.

Parkour freerunners from Britain’s Got Talent are part of a full programme of Bourne CiCLE Festival family entertainment at the Oldrids and Downtown Event Village at The Wellhead.

The festival, with world-class cycling race action during the weekend of August 31and September 1, has attracted entries from the UK’s top teams, but there is also cycling related fun for all ages, according to organiser South Kesteven District Council.

Pedal Power V Parkour
Pedal Power V Parkour

In the only show of its kind in the UK, Pedal Power versus Parkour sees two wheeled BMX and mountain bike stunt riders take on freerunners to prevent them from becoming the crowd's favourite!

Andrew Norman, Head of Visitor Economy for InvestSK, SKDC’s economic growth and regeneration company, believes it all adds up to a great mix over the weekend.

He said: "Our racing will be spectacular, but the event village promises to be equally attractive in a different way.

“We can look forward to some great entertainment, and, importantly, something for all ages.”

Action Wheels, one of the UK’s premier two wheeled “Have-A-Go” features, offers entertainment for children aged two through to adults. Family friendly adventure zones include obstacles promising something for everyone.

Action Wheels put on a show
Action Wheels put on a show

SKDC advises people don't miss the smoothie Bike Challenge, on Saturday only, where specially designed static bikes link directly to a smoothie maker mounted on the handle bars. A collection of restored cycles will also be on display.

1Life Bourne Leisure Centre will be running a spin bike competition in conjunction with health and fitness testing and advice.

In the heart of the event village will be specialist market stalls and a food court with fresh produce, baked treats and food. A live music stage will be showcasing a wealth of local talent including solo artists and bands from around Lincolnshire.

The car park on South Street will house a range of classic cars and vehicles.

Saturday sees the festival’s amateur riders’ sportive and the women’s race.

Sunday starts with a women’s team time trial, followed by the men’s race in the afternoon.

Full details of the road racing, times and routes as well as The Wellhead activities can be found on www.bourneciclefestival.com

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