Media Release: Listings – Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival returns in 2012

HIGHLAND Perthshire Cycling (HPC) have announced that The Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival, a week-long programme of cycle events leading up to and over the legendary Etape Caledonia event weekend, will return in 2012.

A diverse range of road and mountain bike events aimed at cyclists of all ages and abilities will be staged throughout the regions of Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld, Kenmore, Pitlochry, Tummel and Rannoch from Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 May 2012.

HPC, a voluntary group set up in November 2009 to promote and develop cycling in Highland Perthshire, will announce the full details of next year’s Festival programme in January 2012.

However, highlights of the programme that will showcase the fantastic opportunities for cycling on and off road throughout the area include:

ο    The BIG Day with Graeme Obree; Aberfeldy – A community and family focused event with Scottish cycling legend Graeme Obree – Free and fun.
ο    All Ability Cycling Event – An opportunity for locals and visitors with disabilities and learning difficulties to have a go at cycling on specially adapted bikes
ο    Women’s Cycle Workshop – A day workshop for women to improve skills and confidence run by Mission WOW
ο    Cyclo Cross Event – An after school Cyclo Cross competition for young people
ο    Tay Titans Highland Perthshire Cross Country – A youth cross country competition
ο    Dunkeld Cycle Fun Day – An opportunity for families to try out the new cycle course and obstacle course with coaching and bike hire
ο    Cycling Polo Competition
ο    Various Schools Events
ο    Skills courses including Etape Caledonia training, coaching sessions, promotions and a programme of ride outs with local riders across the regions

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