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Great Swindon Bike Ride

A brand new weekend of cycling is coming to Swindon, promising something for everyone who wants to get out on their bike!

The Great Swindon Bike Ride happens over the 19th and 20th June, at Nationwide House on Pipers Way, featuring everything from two kilometre laps of an enclosed family forest trail, right up to a marathon 100 mile cyclosportive road challenge.
Great Swindon Bike Ride 2010
Two days of events
Trail rides, mountain biking and road rides
The two days are split between Saturdays trail rides and mountain biking, and a choice of different road rides on Sunday.  
Saturday 19 June
Mountain biking
Fun laps at Croft Trail + 100km mountain bike enduro!
For Saturdays MTB rides, novice, fun and family riders can try out a fun 2km lap of the Croft Trail, a purpose built trail that is right on the event site, or take on one of the shorter trail rides that head out onto the Ridgeway and Marlborough Downs.
Mountain Biking Fun lap
100km mountain bike enduro
For more experienced riders, there are longer trail rides on offer, alongside an epic 100 kilometre mountain bike enduro!
Mountain Bike Enduro
Sunday 20 June
Road races
10 mile spin + 100 mile Great Western Sportive
The action switches to the road on Sunday, when riders can opt for anything from a leisurely 10 mile spin around the country lanes right up the awesome 100 mile Great Western Sportive, or go for one of several different distances in between.
Great Swindon Bike Ride 2010
"The idea is very much to show that cycling has something for everyone, and that it's a sport you can take as far as you like, even if you're only just starting out", says organiser Phil Harrison.
"Cycling is one of the fastest growing activities in the country at the moment, it's great for commuting, fitness and fun, whether you're just enjoying a day in the country or a full blown sports cyclist."
FREE energy drinks and support stations
All the different rides at the Great Swindon Bike Ride are fully marked out to make them easy to follow, plus you get a back up map too, with GPS routes available for gadget lovers.
Free energy drinks and even feed and support stations are laid on to help riders round the longer courses, and there will be trade stands and demos to see at the event base too.
See the bikeswindon.com link below for more details about the events and find out how to enter, or call 0118 988 6041.
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