Welwyn Garden Petit Tour will be back in town

PUBLISHED: 15:39 09 July 2017

Welwyn Garden Petit Tour 2016

Welwyn Garden Petit Tour 2016

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A cycling extravaganza will be returning to WGC next weekend following on from its success last year.

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The Welwyn Garden Petit Tour will take place on Sunday (July 16), from 10am – 6pm.

The one-day cycling festival, forming part of the Tour of Hertfordshire Series, features a full day of closed-road circuit racing around Howardsgate and the Parkway fountain.

There will be fun races, skills training and children’s cycling events, including the Crane and Staples Junior Sportive at noon, which is a fun race open to everyone under 12; riders can sign up on the day.

The race course will also be open to allow members of the public to experience the thrill of cycling on a closed-road track themselves before having the opportunity to see some of Hertfordshire’s fastest riders in action.

There will also be plenty of other activities to enjoy at the Festival Village in the Howardsgate gardens, where visitors will be able to watch with excitement as the Tour de France is relayed live on a big screen.

The streets will be lined with local producers, offering food, drink and entertainment – including water zorbs and bungee trampolines and bouncy castles.

There will be all-abilities bikes for those with additional needs and for everyone to try as well as bike marking - so remember to bring your bike even if you are not competing.

The event is being organised by Hertfordshire County Council and Kinetic Cycles, and supported by the WGC BID.

OJ Daya, manager of Waitrose and chairman of the WGC BID, said: “Following the success of the Welwyn Garden Petit Tour last year, which drew thousands of spectators, we expect this year’s event to be a great day out for both residents and visitors alike.

“It’s not just for racing enthusiasts, there will be plenty to see and do for all the family.”

Emma Ramsdale, owner of Kinetic Cycles and member of the board of the WGC BID, said: “We expect the town to benefit from the influx of spectators and also from raising the town’s profile, and we are offering local businesses a way to get directly involved, lend their support, and associate their business with what promises to be a very successful event.”

Further details about the event can be found at: www.tourofhertfordshireseries.com

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