Corby’s Cycle Fest is town’s biggest yet

Some of the activities and demonstrations on show during Cycle Fest in Corby
Some of the activities and demonstrations on show during Cycle Fest in Corby

Corby’s biggest cycling festival yet was held in the town last week.

With the rain discouraging no-one, lots of people turned out to get stuck into some pedal-powered fun on James Ashworth VC Square on Saturday, June 20.

The Aviva Women’s Tour was a great way to get people into the spirit of things as sea of Corby residents lined the streets the day before to welcome some of the world’s top female cyclists through the borough as part of their route.

With everyone in the mood for some cycling, the Core Theatre in the Corby Cube showed the classic film ET to kick off this year’s Cycle Fest.

On Saturday, June 20, people young and old got fully involved with the cycling activities held outside the Corby Cube.

These included pedal-powered smoothie making and ‘have-a-go’ sessions on some crazy and unique bikes such as double-height tall bikes and penny-farthings – not forgetting the opportunity to witness some extreme tricks from some very talented local cyclists who practise their techniques in Corby’s Adrenaline Alley.

Corby Council’s Cycle Champion, Cllr Paul Beattie, said: “We are very proud to be able to make this event an annual thing, and this year’s was made extra special following the Women’s Cycle Tour passing through the borough.

“Hopefully we will be lucky enough to witness this again in coming years.

“The Cycle Fest was a great event as always with lots of people coming along to watch or even better, have a go themselves.

“We’re already thinking of new ideas and looking forward to making next year’s bigger and better than ever.”