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One and all invited to join springtime Shelterbox cycle rides

One and all invited to join springtime Shelterbox cycle rides

Local ‘bike-curious’ and regular cyclists alike are being invited to take part in a day of on and off-road rides, organized by CTC Cornwall in aid of Shelterbox –  disaster relief.

CTC Cornwall, part of the National Cycling Organisation is heralding the first official day of Spring, the very day the clocks go forward, with their 'Equinox' rides from Cornwall's famous Coast-to-Coast cycle trail.

Shelterbox supporter and manager of the Bike Barn at Elm Farm Cycle Centre, Roger Knight said; “We want to encourage as many people as possible to get out and enjoy these fun rides, and raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.”

There will be various ride options, ranging from a gentle 5 mile family friendly amble along the Coast-to-Coast trail, to a challenging 50 mile road ride taking in coastal and countryside lanes across the county.  Riders are invited to choose from the range of road or off-road rides, and either stick with the group, or set their own pace for a leisurely cycle with café and refreshment stops on the way.

If you are keen to participate, or simply turn up and watch and do a bit of celebrity spotting, more details can be found by looking at www.ctccornwall.org.uk, or visiting The Bike Barn, Elm Farm Cycle Centre, Cambrose, Portreath TR16 5UF.  Information is also available at local bike shops around the County.

CTC Cornwall Secretary and event organizer Martyn Aldis said; “We want local people to get out on their bikes and enjoy some of Cornwall's most beautiful springtime countryside riding, and to show that there are opportunities to take part in healthy and fun group bike rides”. 

If that isn’t enough to get you back in the saddle, Skinner’s Brewery and Elm Farm Shop will be inviting participants to try their unique Coast-to-Coast Trail Ale for free.