We’re busy planning our second festival which will take place later this year in September.

Our festival is for the whole community and we’re working with local cycling clubs and organisations to bring together a programme of events and activities that everyone can enjoy.

Families and friends will be able to ride on closed roads in the town centre and then join the crowds to watch the region’s top amateur cyclists race in an exciting criterium.

Everyone will have the chance to give cycling a go – we’re inviting local bike shops to run a demo zone and we hope to have bikes to try for all abilities. There’ll be lots of stalls and stands and you’ll be able to find out what’s available locally for cyclists and how to get involved.

We’re also proud to be supporting Mark Cavendish’s Rise Above Sportive which is taking place on 5 August. Starting and finishing at Cheltenham Racecourse, there are three routes for different abilities. Find out more and sign up for the event.