Cyclopark first to launch free biking social in Kent

PUBLISHED: 13:01 19 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:14 19 August 2016




Gravesend is one of two places in the UK to host the new cycling circuit taking on Parkrun

A new cycling social event is coming to Cyclopark next week - one of the only two places in the country to trial the fitness experiment.

Cycle Circuits hopes to rival the global fitness craze Parkrun, a free, weekly, 5km timed jog in areas of open space. The pilot scheme will start on the Sunday, August 28 from 2pm - 4pm, where cyclists can expect a free tracking device to check their average time along the circuit.

National governing body British Cycling has organised the social, who say the event is being trialed in Gravesend to encourage more people to try out biking.

Andrew Chaston of British Cycling said:

“We’re really excited that this pilot project is coming to Kent, building on the hard work currently being done by the county’s British Cycling volunteers to get more people cycling.

“We hope the pilot will be a huge success so Cycle Circuits can be rolled out more widely in the near future.”

Alex Flint, Cyclopark CEO said:

“Being part of the Cycle Circuits pilot provides a great opportunity for more people to experience what Cyclopark has to offer, which we hope will lead to continued use of our first class facilities.”

First Aid qualified volunteers will be marshalling the circuit.

The first three cycling trials in Cyclopark on Watling Street will take place on Sunday, August 28, September 25 and Satuday, October 22.

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