Festival of Cycling comes to Harborough
Sponsored by Alden Electrical and organised by Race Harborough, the event aimed to offer something for everybody, with a 100km sportive, a 50km sportive and a family cycle trail, but in the end the weather proved too much for some.
100 participants took part in the 100km route, with 65 participants cycling the 50km route. Cyclists came from across Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, with former England rugby captain Martin Johnson joining the race.
Both routes started at Robert Smyth Academy and took in many local villages including Great Bowden, Foxton, Medbourne, Kibworth and Mowsley before returning back to Market Harborough.
Other activities at the Robert Smyth race HQ included 25 free coaching sessions on cycling delivered by Dean Barnett of Whizz Kids. The event also included a prize-laden family trail that was organised and run by Sustainable Harborough.
In total the event raised over £1,200 for local charity AdamSmile.
Race Harborough’s next and most ambitious event will be the Carnival of Running, taking place on June 13th on Carnival day, which will include the first half marathon in Market Harborough for over 3 decades – see www.raceharborough.co.uk for details.