As part of its 2018 ‘Adventure Outside’ campaign, the Caravan and Motorhome Club is encouraging people to get active and on their bikes. Following its inaugural CycleFest event in 2016, the Club is now offering an exciting trio of CycleFest events in England, Scotland and Wales this year.
The three CycleFest events, which will be run under the Club’s Experience Freedom brand, are all accredited by British Cycling and supported by Maxxis and Raleigh. The events are designed for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy cycling. Each CycleFest offers two challenging sportive routes, a relaxed family ride and a cycling village with lots to see and do.
The Scottish Wanderer event will be held in the border town of Kelso on 6 May, the National Wanderer will take place at Sledmere House in Yorkshire on 27 May in Yorkshire, to coincide with the Club’s fun-packed National event and the Welsh Wanderer will run in the market town of Monmouth on 26 August.
All CycleFest participants receive free entry to the adjoining National event, which will offer fun and games for all ages. Daytime activities include baking, crafting, wine making, team sports and plenty of adventurous pursuits such as hover archery, zip wires and even ninja assault courses!* Plus, all entrants will also be entered into a prize draw to win a Belle France family-of-four cycling holiday in the Loire Valley.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club launched its “Adventure Outside” campaign in October 2017 in order to inspire more people to be active in the great outdoors and its CycleFest events form a key part of it. The Club is also proud to offer its members – 43 percent of whom are keen cyclists – 35 special cycling routes that it developed with the cycling and walking charity Sustrans. Many of the routes can be accessed from favourite Club sites including Cheddar, Coed-Y-Llwyn, Minnows, Pembrey Country Park, Sandringham and Tredeger House Country Park.
Harvey Alexander, director of marketing, the Caravan and Motorhome Club said: “We are always encouraging our members of all ages to get out in the great outdoors and have fun, active days-out and holidays, and CycleFest is a great example of this. More and more of our members are getting into cycling and we’re proud to be able to offer them some great events and routes that enable them to explore the UK’s beautiful countryside and have some exciting adventures.”
Entry to CycleFest is free for Caravan and Motorhome Club members attending the National. Attendees can enter the events via British Cycling or on the day and entry costs from £20.00.