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Cycle Fun Days Kick Start Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival

 DSCF5164.jpgCycle coaching, bike hire, mini bike tracks, skills loops, barbecues and other accessible cycling activities will be on offer at two family focused free Cycle Fun Days that will kick start this year's Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival this weekend (Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June 2012).

Both events are aimed at encouraging locals and visitors of all ages and abilities to have a go at cycling whilst, at the same time, promoting the huge range of opportunities there are for on and off road cycling in Highland Perthshire.
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said: 'Opening the Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival with cycle fun days is a fantastic idea, which will give families the chance get on their bikes and get involved in a number of ways. Scotland is the perfect stage for events, and the 2012 festival will most certainly appeal to both novices and experienced riders alike with a strong programme of events, workshops and coaching sessions attracting visitors from the local community and further afield.'
On Saturday 5 May Progression Bikes will run the Dunkeld Cycle Fun Day, being staged opposite the Atholl Arms, Dunkeld from 11:00 to 16:00.  A range of cycle coaching and bike maintenance workshops will be mixed with have a go sessions on a new cycle course and pump track and a cycle obstacle course.  There will also be some great discounts on bike kit in the Progression Bikes shop on the day. There will also be a barbecue to refuel all of the hungry cyclists.
Emma Burtles from Highland Perthshire Cycling, organisers of the Highland Perthshire Cycling said:  'There has never been a better time to discover or perhaps re-discover cycling, whether for leisure or to get to the places you need to get to.   With so many benefits for the economy, health and environment we should all be doing it, a lot more.'
'The Cycle Fun Days that have been organised this weekend to get the Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival underway are the perfect opportunity for all of the family to get on a bike in a warm and friendly environment and, most importantly, discover how much fun you can have on a bike.'
DSCF5217.jpgThe Highland Safaris two-wheeled Cycle Fun Day is being staged in Dull, newly twinned with Boring in the USA, on Sunday 6 May from 10:00 until 17:00.  The highlights of this multi activity cycle day include an opportunity to try out a new range of Scott mountain bikes, a guided single track ride starting at 2500 feet, a time trials competition on a one kilometre skills loop, a selection of funny bikes to have a laugh on and bike maintenance from Dr Bike, just in case.  Cyclists can refuel with a barbecue whilst watching some awesome mountain bike footage on a giant screen.
Adam Flint, from Progression Bikes, said:  'Our cycle fun day and The Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival, as a whole, are fantastic examples of local businesses and communities in the area supporting the promotion of cycling in the area. With more and more cyclists coming to Highland Perthshire for events such as Etape Caledonia it's great to see everyone getting on board!'
This year's Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival has a diverse programme of (mainly) free road and mountain bike events, aimed at cyclists of all ages and abilities, that will be staged across the region from Friday 4th to Sunday 13th of May.  The busy roster of DSCF5180.jpgraces, guided rides (with local enthusiasts both on and off road), skills sessions, workshops, women's events, a schools programme, family fun days and cultural events all culminate in the legendary Etape Caledonia Sportive weekend. For accommodation availability. http://www.cyclehighlandperthshire.com and l;ook under accommodation.
For more information on Highland Perthshire Cycling and The Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival - visit: http://www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk/
You can find out more information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Highland-Perthshire-Cycling/333320520038338 and Twitter: @HPCycling
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