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PUBLISHED: 12:46 21 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:54 06 May 2010

THERE S a wheely good event on this weekend. It s a chance for all the family to have fun, get active and support a worthy charity at the same time. Stevenage Cycling Day is taking place on Sunday at Fairlands Valley Park. As well as encouraging people to

THERE'S a wheely good event on this weekend.

It's a chance for all the family to have fun, get active and support a worthy charity at the same time.

Stevenage Cycling Day is taking place on Sunday at Fairlands Valley Park.

As well as encouraging people to cycle as a way to stay active and keep fit, the event will help to raise money and awareness for Sue Ryder Care which runs a home at Stagenhoe Park near Whitwell.

The day will feature something for everyone regardless of age or ability, whether they are about to tackle the Tour de France or still getting used to training wheels.

Three sponsored rides are being held - the Tour de Valley (6.5 miles) at 1pm, the Tour de Tots (0.5 miles) at 2.30pm, or for the more serious, a 15-mile Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) ride.

There will also be a bouncy castle for the kids, sideshows and a cycling roadshow, offering people a chance to try out different kinds of bikes.

Stevenage mayor and recent Land's End to John O'Groats cyclist Simon Speller will open a new cycle track in the park at noon.

The day is also about supporting two mayoral charities - Sue Ryder Care and the CTC.

Cllr Speller said: "I am delighted to support Stevenage Cycling Day and look forward to riding the Tour de Valley with my family and everyone else. It's all about encouraging families to give cycling a go, getting fit and having fun."

For more information, phone 01438 871427 or email david.bundy@suerydercare.org

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