Tour of Britain events in Norwich
2015 Tour of Britain in Norwich
The country's top cycling event is coming to Norwich in September!
What's on in Norwich on Saturday 12 September?
There are activities taking place on Millennium Plain (outside the Forum), inside the Forum and in Chapelfield Gardens from 10am – 4pm.
In Chapelfield Gardens there will be the Norwich Food and Drink Festival, sports taster sessions, a programme of bands on the bandstand and much more.
On Millennium Plain and the Forum there will be cycling activities to join in with and cycling exhibition stands showcasing cycling in the county as well as vintage bikes from the 1820’s to 1970’s on display and riding around the city.
Plus with the Tour riding straight through the city - up Grapes Hill and along Gentleman's Walk this really is a great place to be with the family on Saturday 12 September.
More people cycle in Norwich than almost anywhere else in England, with around 8,500 people getting on their bikes every day.
Norwich is a compact city and well suited for journeys by cycle. It has good provision for cycle parking across the city centre, as well as at the railway station and Park and Ride sites.
Those cycling between the station and city centre can enjoy going via the Lady Julian Bridge at Riverside, which is a great traffic free route, and many of the roads and junctions are already laid out with cyclists in mind.
For those who want to make cycling more of a hobby than just a means of getting around, there are plenty of local clubs for amateurs and enthusiasts alike, along with provision for BMXing and off-road cycling at our parks and open spaces.
The city council has also teamed up with British Cycling trained specialists to put together a scheme called Sky Ride Local. Events range from low-key two or three mile rides up to 20-mile plus challenges, all of which are free and led by a fully-trained ride leader.
Making Norwich a safer, even more pleasant place to cycle in is an important part of the city and county council's transport strategy.
With this in mind, Norwich City Council bid for and won £3.7m of Department for Transport (DfT) funding in 2013 to make improvements to the eight-mile pink pedalway cycle route across the city. More recently, an additional £8.4m of DfT funding was secured to continue investments in cycling infrastructure.
These improvements are not just about building a better space for cycling – they're about the wider benefits to the city and there is an overall aim through work such as this to double the levels of cycling in Norwich within the next 10 years.
To find out more about cycling in Norwich, and the pedalways projects, visit norwich cycling