Plans unveiled for Shrewsbury Cycling Festival

A cycling festival will be held in Shrewsbury on the weekend of May 30-31, to coincide with the Grand Prix races held in the town

The Shropshire town of Shrewsbury will host a two-day cycling festival in May to coincide with the Grand Prix event being held in the town centre.

Up to 400 participants are expected to take part in a sportive on Saturday, May 30, with routes of 52 and 73 miles taking in a number of the area’s best climbs.

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Then, on Sunday, professional and amateur racers will speed around the town in the Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix, with family ride on the circuit before the racing begins.

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Festival organiser Ben Lawrence told Shropshire Live: “The sportive will be a fantastic warm up event for the Grand Prix giving people the chance to get on their bikes for a great cause.

“Shropshire is a great place to live with some beautiful scenery and there is no better way to see it than on a bike.

“The choice of routes means there is a distance to suit all abilities and cyclists will get to complete the sportive by riding a lap of the Grand Prix circuit.”