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16/04/2012

CASTLE COMBE CIRCUIT SWAPS PETROL FOR PEDAL POWER AS CYCLING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

Castle Combe Circuit near Chippenham in Wiltshire might be recognised as one of the great race circuits of the UK with Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell and David Coulthard all having tried their hands at this 1.85 mile (3km) circuit.

26th August 2012 sees the Circuit step away from petrol power to pedal power however as, for the first time, it will be holding the Castle Combe Festival of Cycling, an event focused on cycling for all the family.

Castle Combe Circuit Managing Director Graham Marshallsay, confirmed: “We have an extremely successful events calendar throughout the year ranging from Action Days to Race Meetings. What we have learnt over the years, however, is that the circuit lends itself to events of all shapes and sizes and, when we were approached by Andy Cook Cycling about running the first UK family orientated Cycling Festival, we welcomed the idea with open arms as it fits so well with the circuit and our ethos.

“The circuit has long been associated with great family value and this is something that we’re really working on for this event. There will be the 100mile and 100km Severn Bridge Sportive for the more serious cyclists and a series of British Cycling registered Youth Races in the morning for competitive youngsters.

“The main aim of the event however is to bring all the family together and we’re looking at an events programme that will suit all ages whether they are 2 or 102! There will be the Circuit Challenge when visitors can complete as many laps of the circuit as they feel comfortable with, a vintage bike display, arena entertainment, have-a-go sessions and much more!”

Andy Cook Cycling has long been associated with organising cycling events at Castle Combe Circuit having co-ordinated many competitive and non-competitive events over the years. Andy Cook commented: “We have always found the team at Castle Combe Circuit remarkably amenable to our ideas and are delighted to have forged this relationship to bring this family cycling festival together. Providing as broad a range of cycling activity as possible has always been at the very heart of everything that we do at Andy Cook Cycling and, with over 25 years experience in organising cycling events and activities of every kind and within many countries, I am hoping that this will be best yet.”

Further details on this event can be found at www.castlecombefestivalofcycling.co.uk or telephone 01249 782417. Trade and exhibition space is available for this event. If you are interested in exhibiting then please contact Castle Combe Circuit on 01249 782417.

Issued by Castle Combe Circuit. For further details please telephone Jo Sparrow on 01249 782417 or email jo.sparrow@castlecombecircuit.co.uk