Get on your bike and pedal along to King George V Playing Fields in Watford later this month for a host of family-friendly activities to promote cycling.

SPOKES Southwest Hertfordshire Cycling Group and Watford Borough Council are joining forces to host the town’s first Family Cycling Day and Cycle Gathering at the playing fields on Sunday, June 11.

This community initiative organised by SPOKES aims to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy mode of transportation, but also promises to be an enjoyable experience for individuals of all abilities and ages.

Held in collaboration with local cycling enthusiasts and community partners, the Cycling Day will take place from 11am to 3pm and families will be able to take part in a range of activities centred around cycling.

It will feature guided rides catering for different skill levels, allowing participants to explore the surroundings of Watford, while enjoying the benefits of outdoor exercise.

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There will also be plenty of family-friendly activities designed to engage and entertain children. From games and obstacle courses to bike maintenance workshops and safety demonstrations, there will be no shortage of opportunities for children to learn, have fun, and develop a lifelong love for cycling.

SPOKES Southwest Herts chairperson Peter Jackson said: “We are delighted to host the Watford Family Cycling Day and Spokes Cycle Gathering. This event not only promotes the numerous benefits of cycling, but also encourages a strong sense of community among cyclists.

“We aim to inspire individuals of all ages to embrace cycling as a sustainable and enjoyable mode of transportation.”

To accompany the selection of stalls, Shopmobility and Herts Disability Sport Foundation will be in attendance, enabling individuals with disabilities to enjoy inclusive transport opportunities and promoting their active participation in community events.

Additionally, ArrivaClick will be offering free travel to and from the event, with a virtual stop located on The Roundway, providing direct access to the playing fields near the Learn to Ride facility and Watford Cycle Hub. This inclusive transportation option aims to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to experience alternative modes of transport.

The Spokes Cycle Gathering will provide an invaluable platform for cycling enthusiasts to connect, share experiences, and exchange valuable tips.