On your bike - just Go-Ride

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In celebration of the Tour de France visiting England, Boston Wheelers Cycling Club will be hosting a Go-Ride Tour event to give young people the chance to get involved with the sport.

All youngsters across the area are welcome to turn up and take part in the entry-level event, which will take place on July 26 at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.

The Go-Ride Tour has been co-ordinated by British Cycling to give local children the opportunity to emulate their two-wheeled heroes.

All events take place in a fun and safe, traffic-free environment and will be led by club volunteers and coaches trained by British Cycling.

On the day, young riders will have the chance to take part in a number of riding sequences, with the best performances winning T-shirts and medals in the colours of the Tour de France jerseys – white, green, yellow and polka dot.

Ken Syrett of Boston Wheelers is expecting a big turnout for the event. He said: “It’s such an exciting summer for cycling, with the greatest road race in history coming to the UK.

“We saw from the Olympics that events like this inspire so many young people to get on their bikes and we want to provide an opportunity for them to experience the thrill of cycle sport.

“We look forward to welcoming lots of new riders to our Go-Ride Tour event, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the year for the club.”

To sign up to take part in the event, come along to the PRSA, signing on is from 10am and the event will start at 10.30am.

More than 60 per cent of the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs.

Jason Kenny, a world champion who progressed from a Go-Ride Club, encouraging participation, said: “Go-Ride Clubs provide such a great opportunity for kids to get into cycling.”