Cyclists set for wheely good fun at family event

Posted: August 31, 2013 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in Bike, Mountain Biking, Trials
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The freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Glasgow Family Ride, which kicks off at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome tomorrow, will follow a four-mile route to Glasgow Green and back.

n Danny MacAskill will perform a one-off stunt show at the city event

More than 3500 people are expected to attend a sold-out special expo at the velodrome after the bike ride, which will feature a one-off stunt show from trial cyclist Danny MacAskill and his former team, The Clan.

Scottish track ­cyclists Evan Oliphant and Charline Joiner will also perform a track display.

Outside the Emirates Arena there will be activities for families including a climbing wall, skate ramp and mountain bike skills track.

The family cycle will set off from the velodrome at 11am taking riders of all ages down London Road to Bridgeton Cross.

Lane closures will be in place between these two points until riders reach the segregated cycleway where London Road intersects with Kirkpatrick Street.

Riders turn into Bridgeton Cross and turn down James Street into Glasgow Green ­before turning back and taking the cycleway along the River Clyde back to the velodrome.

Riders exit Glasgow Green via Newhall Street and return to the velodrome on Clyde Gateway.

Newhall Street bet­ween James Street and Dunn Street and Main Street in Bridgeton bet­ween Rumford Street and Newhall Street will be closed from 8.30am until 1.30pm.

Ian Aitken, chief executive of Cycling Scotland, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be kicking off our series of freshnlo Pedal for Scotland rides with a sold out velodrome.

“It will be the perfect warm up for the Glasgow to Edinburgh rides happening on Sunday, September 8, which are still open for entry.”


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