Cycle Fest returns to Lincoln this summer

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A free, fun family event that celebrates all things cycling is returning to Lincoln this summer for its second year.

Cycle Fest is organised by Access Lincoln, North Kesteven District Council and Giant and run in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and Lincoln Big.

It aims to provide residents, commuters and visitors with more travel choices, helping them to save time and money, lead healthier lifestyles and protect our environment.

At last year’s inaugural event, over 800 people enjoyed cycling activities, including a bike trails, led-rides, simulators, taster sessions and even a treasure hunt.

This year, the event coincides with The Giant Lincoln Sportive at Doddington Hall. The sportive has four set distances for riders to choose from – between 33 and 100 miles – and each take in some beautiful parts of Lincoln and the surrounding area.

“Last year, the support for the inaugural Cycle Fest was fantastic with families, amateur cyclists and semi-professionals all joining in the fun,” said Access Lincoln project coordinator, Alison Mackfall.

“Once again, this year’s Cycle Fest will bring cycling fever to the beautiful grounds of Doddington Hall with something for everyone to get involved in.

“By coinciding the event with The Giant Lincoln Sportive, we’re expecting even more people to join us and show their love for life on two wheels.”

The Department for Transport recently extended the funding for the Access Lincoln project for a further year.

Cycle Fest returns to Doddington Hall on Sunday 21 June.