26/10/2011 - Permalink

Ride with Unibob to see Shrewsbury Town

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There will be an interesting addition to Cycle Shrewsbury’s matchday cycle ride this Saturday (29 October 2011) when Shrewsbury Town play AFC Wimbledon.  Unibob will be riding his unicycle at the front of the group cycle ride on the way to watch the game.

The free cycle ride, which is aimed at families with young children, will set off from Radbrook Community Centre car park at 1.30pm and stop outside Meole Brace Primary School at 1.45pm before continuing onto the ground.  The route is carefully chosen to include as many sections of off-road cycle route as possible.  Qualified instructors from Shropshire Council’s cycle training team lead the ride.

The matchday rides are a Cycle Shrewsbury promotion, in partnership with Shrewsbury Town FC, and aim to combine the healthy and enjoyable activities of riding bikes and watching football.  The riders all help reduce congestion around the ground and benefit from free cycle parking at their destination.

Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for healthy and active lifestyles, said:

“Cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit and healthy.  It’s also a great option for journeys around Shrewsbury.”

Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult, and lights are advised.

If interested in taking part in this exciting event (with discounted adult ticket prices), please register by ringing in advance of the day 01743 253008.

This ride is one of a number of events taking place during ‘Love Your Bike’ month in October.  Love Your Bike month is organised by Cycle Shrewsbury, Shropshire Council’s campaign to get more people cycling on their regular local journeys.  This year’s Love Your Bike month sees the start of new initiatives to get more people cycling in Oswestry and Ludlow, as well as a programme of events in Shrewsbury. 

All the details of Love Your Bike month events can be found here or by calling 01743 255435.