24/11/2011 - Permalink

Cycle together to see Shrewsbury Town this Saturday

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Town fans will be able to travel to the Shrewsbury v Morecambe game on two wheels this Saturday, thanks to another Cycle Shrewsbury ‘Match Day Cycle Ride’.

The free group cycle ride which is aimed at families with young children will set off from outside Belvidere Primary School on Tenbury Drive in Shrewsbury at 1.30pm, stopping outside Crowmoor Primary School on Crowmoor Road at 1.40pm, before continuing onto the ground using an off road cycle route virtually all the way.

Qualified cycling instructors from Shropshire Council’s Cycle Training Team will help lead the ride.

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

“I’m sure lots of fans are looking forward to Saturday’s game against Morecambe, especially after last week’s fantastic win against Northampton. Cycling is a great way to keep fit and healthy.  It’s also an ideal option for journeys around Shrewsbury”.

The Match Day Rides are a Cycle Shrewsbury promotion in partnership with Shrewsbury Town Football Club, which aim to combine the healthy and enjoyable activities of riding bikes and watching local football. The riders all help reduce congestion around the ground and benefit from hassle free cycle parking at their destination.

As well as the obvious benefits of cycling to the match, adult riders will also get a discount – an adult ticket is £10 and a child’s ticket is £2.

People interested in taking part in this exciting event, they should register by calling 01743 253008 in advance of the day.

Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult and lights and a cycle lock are advised.