The Cycling Festival – A two-wheel equivalent of the London Marathon.
A new cycling event in London has been announced and will start in the summer of 2013. The two-day ‘Cycling Festival’, which aims to attract more than 100,000 cyclists to participate, will be one of the first sporting legacies in London, post the 2012 Olympics.
This fun event will be split into two different races, the first being held on day-one of the festival, whereby amateur 70,000 cyclists, will take to London’s free-from-traffic streets and ride past some of the capital’s most famous landmarks. The second race of the festival will be dedicated to professional cyclists, who belong to a club. The 35,000 participants will speed along the 100-mile Olympic race course.
Showing excitement about the London Cycling Festival is Mark Cavendish. In a statement about the new event, the world cycling champion referred to the Cycling Festival as being a ‘legacy’ for the 2012 Olympic Games.
“This is the ideal legacy not only for our world-class team of cyclists and paracyclists, but also for thousands of amateur cyclists who will hopefully be inspired by our performance at the Olympic Games,” said Cavendish.
“This event will be a fantastic opportunity to show Britain at its best and to share our Olympic cycling heritage,” added the world champion.
Sharing Cavendish’s enthusiasm towards the proposed cycling festival is David Brailsford, British Cycling’s and Team Sky’s performance director, who said in a statement:
“Cycling in this country is at an all-time high and therefore having a home-based event on an annual basis would be absolutely fantastic.”
What has been dubbed as being a ‘two-wheel equivalent of the London marathon’, The London Cycling Festival is planned to be scheduled for August next year, and will be the first event to take place in the Olympic Park when it reopens after this year’s Games.
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