#AmazingAccrington Bike fest

#AmazingAccrington's first ever Bike Fest has been announced!

The Property Shop Arena, Accrington Cricket Club, is gearing up to host Accrington's first ever Bike Fest.

Taking place on Sunday 7th April 2019, 11am to 3pm, the brand-new event is an initiative aiming to encourage more people to get involved within the community, particularly with sport and activity.

#AmazingAccrington are working in partnership with event sponsors, Coach House and North Lancs Training Group to make sure there is lots to see and do on the day. Confirmed exhibitors are: Connecting East Lancashire and Lancashire Constabulary, ensuring the event will be a brilliant success.

Confirmed activities (with more to be announced!) include:

Visit the on-site Bike Doctor with your bike for a health check and basic repairs; bring your own bike and helmet to take part in a led Conventional Bike Ride; join in with our Bike Swap/Donation - exchange your too small or too big bicycle for something more suitable; and take part in the FREE prize draw to win a bag of cycling merchandise!

Amanda Jenkinson, project officer at Connecting East Lancashire said: "This is the first cycling event of this size in Accrington and we are fully supportive of it. With a variety of fun activities taking place throughout the day there will be something for every member of the family to get involved with!"

Gareth Lindsay, managing director at North Lancs Training Group said: "We are really proud to be sponsors of this new initiative. It's a wonderful idea and will be of real benefit for the community. I will definitely be bringing my bike along to the Bike Doctor and making sure it's summer ready!"

Photo caption: Property Shop Arena are gearing up to host their first Bike Fest[L-R] Miles Parkinson, Leader of Hyndburn Council; Gareth Lindsay, Managing Director North Lancs Training Group; Amanda Jenkinson, Connecting East Lancashire; Paul Sutton, Sales Director Property Shop; Steven Chippendale, Managing Director Property Shop

Rod Kenyon, current chairman at Accrington Cricket Club with a 50-year history of community work, commented: "We are really looking forward to welcoming the Bike Fest to the Property Shop Arena. We relish any occasion where we can encourage people to get involved in sports or to be more active. The Bike Fest will provide family-friendly fun just in time for people to get bike ride ready for the summer!"

Steven Chippendale, joint managing director at Property Shop - Ground Sponsors - commented: "Property Shop are proud to support the cricket club and, in turn, any endeavours they are a part of. As a family man myself I understand the importance of providing family fun days that we can all get involved in and enjoy!"

Bike Fest - Sunday 7th April 2019, 11am to 3pm, Property Shop Arena, Accrington Cricket Club, Thorneyholme Road, Accrington, BB5 5BD For more information about Bike Fest visit: www.amazingaccrington.co.uk