bagSOLO participates in the second Farnham Festival of Cycling!
Every kind of cyclist was welcomed to the Farnham Festival of Cycling this weekend; from weekend riders to competitive sportive goers, commuters and children.
In an effort to spread the celebration of the bicycle across town, organisers collaborated with Farnham Charity Bike Ride bringing the two events together on the same day. This established bike ride and sportive has four circuits to chose from that include distances of 16, 25, 50 and 75 miles, all starting and ending in Farnham town centre. The day saw the Hill Climb and Farnham’s first ever Town Centre Races. The historic Maltings building was transformed into Velo Village for the day with exhibitors from far and wide demonstrating their latest products or services. This area was the central focus for the day with cycle related talks, workshops, children’s activities and all important refreshments being served up for participants and visitors alike.
bagSOLO was thrilled to be part of the day exhibiting in the great hall plus sponsoring the Roller Racing and the main prize for the first overall man in the finale of the day, the Street Race. These Town Centre Races or ‘criteriums’, provide an electrifying spectacle of racing for up to 120 licensed riders on a closed road circuit within the town centre. The short circuit tests competitor’s handling skills and endurance. Callum Middleton of Lewes Wanderers CC won the bagSOLO prize for the first overall man. He was awarded £120 towards his next global trip.
Mike Coyne comments, ‘As a local company we are proud to support the Farnham Festival of Cycling. It’s fantastic to see so many people from all different age groups and abilities here today getting involved. Given the rich heritage of cycling in Surrey, we hope that we can be part of growing this event year on year to make it one of the region’s premier cycling festivals.’