The May Festival took place on Sunday 19 May in Pittville Park, Tommy Taylor’s Lane and hosted a range of fun family friendly activities celebrating everything cycling.
The festival had an incredible atmosphere and was full of enthusiasm. Framed by the Western League Cyclocross races the event was a hustle and bustle of cycling activities. The variety of engaging activities was well received by everyone who attended, from free balance bike and bikeability sessions, the have a go junior cycling track, guided rides, adaptable bikes, watt bike challenges, smoothie bikes and e bike demos. Over 140 children alone had a go on the junior cycling track!
The events charity partner, Leonard Cheshire Gloucestershire Wheels For All, formed the Centre of the event promoting their inclusive cycling sessions for disabled and non-disabled people to get together and enjoy the benefits of getting on a bike.
This event, the first of its kind, which built on the success of the 2017 Tour of Britain event, showed a real appetite in Cheltenham for an annual community event.
The festival was honoured to partner with the Cheltenham Partnerships ‘No Child Left Behind’ Year of Action, aimed at tackling key inequalities affecting Cheltenham children. The campaign strives to make sure children and young people across the borough have opportunities to thrive.