Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Tour of Britain 2014 comes to Bradford on Avon

Press Release


2 September 2014




The Tour of Britain 2014 comes to Bradford on Avon




The Tour of Britain ride goes through Bradford on Avon at approximately 10.50 on the 12th September.  In Westbury Gardens there will be stalls all day and there will be displays by M.A.D. (Mountainbike Ariel Display Stunt Team) in the afternoon between 4pm and 7pm.  There will also be a BBQ in Westbury Gardens and you can bring your bike along to be serviced by TT Cycles.

There will be an amazing human sculpture in the form of a giant bicycle with moving wheels at Hartley Farm, Winsley at 10.30 in the morning which will be filmed from above and shown in more than 100 countries worldwide.  Anyone wishing to take part can email Bradford on Avon Town Council on townclerk@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk for more information.  They must be able to attend a rehearsal on Wednesday 10th at 11.00am.
                                                                                                                                    
On Saturday 13th September  there will be a screening of the film 'The Flying Scotsman' at St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon, The Flying Scotsman is a 2006 British drama film, based on the life and career of Scottish amateur cyclist Graeme Obree.  Doors open at 7.30pm and the film starts at 8pm.  Please note it is a classification 15.  This is a free event but to reserve a ticket please go to the Town Council website (www.bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk) and follow the link for more information.

From Sunday 7th to Sunday 14th September there will be a 'Moulton Bicycle - Past & Future' display in ‘Made in Bradford on Avon’ Vaults.


Also on Sunday 14th September cyclists will be setting out to raise money for Stepping Stones, the local centre for children with special needs, by cycling the scenic Kennet and Avon canal from Bradford on Avon to Bath and beyond.  The cyclists taking part in George’s Marvellous Bike Ride will start from The Barge Inn, Bradford on Avon. With three possible routes available from 18 miles to 36 miles, the event suits riders of all abilities.  For more information visit the website: www.georgesmarvellousbikeride.org.uk


Sandra Bartlett

Town Clerk

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