Bleasby Bike Fest 2019
Around seventy children attended the second Bleasby Bike Fest at the end of August when they enjoyed time in the sunshine with friends and family to help learn and develop their cycling skills in a safe and traffic free environment.
The concept behind the festival is to provide a safe and supervised environment for anyone wishing to ride a bicycle for the first time or to hone their existing skills. To this end, the whole of Gypsy Lane was closed which allowed a traffic free on-road experience - the residents of the lane are to be thanked for their patience at any inconvenience caused. The Glebe Field was laid out with various obstacle courses for those wanting to test their balancing skills, all in the knowledge of having a relatively soft landing!
After the success of the Bike Fest last year, fingers were crossed for a repeat of the good weather and another high turnout. Bobbie Debruslais led the event organisation; “I could not have wished for more!
The support from village volunteers has been magnificent and, along with the Waggon providing a fantastic barbecue and the Village Hall where Bleasby WI supplied light refreshments and homemade cakes, we have managed to create a wonderful community day for all to enjoy”. The organisers would also like to thank Mr Bike, Bleasby Bikers, CycleLive, the Handicentre, British Cycling, Bleasby Parish Council and the residents of Gypsy Lane for supporting the event.