Blyth Celebrates National Bike Week

Blyth Celebrates National Bike Week

Treasure hunts, pedicures, bike rides, arts and crafts stalls and maintenance classes form part of a cycling themed community event taking place in Blyth on Saturday, June 14.

The National Bike Week event is a celebration of cycling for fun and fitness no matter of your age or experience.

Organised by Northumberland Adult Learning and Go Smarter Northumberland  it’s hoped as many people as possible will hop-on their bikes and pedal on down.

Taking place at Unit 23a Spencer Court in Blyth, there will be more than 15 different activities taking place – many with a cycling theme.

Tina Abberline Northumberland Adult Learning Locality Manager said  “Whether you’re a keen cyclist or novice wanting to find out more, we’ve got a huge amount taking place than can help you become a better cyclist.

“There will be free maintenance sessions, workshops on route planning, a cycle themed treasure hunt and we’ll have a number of expert instructors on hand to ask any cycling related questions to.

“If you want to bring the family then we’ve arts and crafts activities for the children, tombola stalls, a smoothie bar, free pedicures and plenty of refreshments, all capable of keeping almost anyone entertained.”

For those looking for a mental as well as physical workout and with the upcoming Tour de France in mind, some of the sessions will be French themed. “

Bike Week was started by the Cyclists’ Touring Club in 1923. The annual event aims to promote every day cycling for everyone and encourage people to switch to cycling as a fun and convenient way to get around. 

Northumberland Adult Learning Centre is at Unit 23a Spencer Court, Blyth near to Jewson Building Materials in the Riverside Business Park and runs from 10am until 3pm.

Tina added: “We’re looking for as many people as possible to come down, there is no need to book you can just sign up for activities on the day.”

For more information visit www.northumberland.gov.uk and search Go Smarter Events.