Broughton Castle Cycling Festival
Event: 14 July 2013
Britain’s most picturesque sportive location? We think so. Starting at Broughton Castle, near Banbury, the Broughton Castle Cycling Festival sportive offers three routes winding through the Cotswold Hills.
Organised by Banbury Star Cyclists Club and Banbury Cherwell Rotary Club, there are three routes available from a 6 mile 'Family Fun' ride, a 36 mile medium distance 'Challenge' route, to a 71 mile 'Epic' route, which takes on classic Cotswold climbs such as Saintbury Hill and Dovers Hill and also passes Broadway Tower, the iconic beacon of the Cotswolds.
Feed stations are sponsored by High5 and there is electronic chip timing by HS Sports.
About the Cycling Festival
It is anticipated that the sportive cyclists will be returning to Broughton Castle from midday and there will be refreshments and activities for all the family until 5pm. These include the BMX Bike Stunt Display Team ‘Think Bikes’, the British Cycling Off Road Mountain Bike Circuit, Bike Clinics, cookery demonstrations, Punch & Judy, children’s fairground rides, charity and craft stalls, as well as a number of games such as Aunt Sally, Bowling for a Pig, and a Coconut Shy. The Shires Royal Legion Youth Band will parade and play during the afternoon, as well as music from Radio Horton and delicious cream teas.
The general public are invited to come along to watch the cyclists return and enjoy a fun afternoon in the attractive grounds. The organisers would like to thank Lord & Lady Sele for giving their permission to stage this event at Broughton Castle.
Any funds raised from the event will be put towards Rotary and local charities.
Admission and car parking is free and Broughton Castle will be offering guided tours during the afternoon at their normal admission charges.