Seaton Cycle Fest Returns

Seaton Cycle Fest Returns

By Sharon Foxwell

14 March 2018

The successful Seaton Cycle Fest returns for its third year on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. Fast becoming a key date in the cycling calendar, Seaton Cycle Fest is held in the beautiful seaside town and includes fast and furious criterium races for all ages and a more genteel vintage cycle day for family fun.

Race Day, on Sunday 1st July, sees 200 of the best riders from the region and beyond taking part in a series of fast-paced criterium races covering a 1.2km circuit following the long, flat seafront as well as a sharp ascent and tricky technical descent.  Race categories include juniors, men and women, an open race and relay race for kids comprising up to 400 heats throughout the day.

A Vintage Velo day on Saturday 30th June attracts over 100 amateurs dressed in vintage clothing and riding decorated bicycles on a route around Seaton.

Spectators to both the Vintage and Race Day events can also enjoy family entertainment, food & delicious snacks and art & crafts in the Festival Village in Cliff Field Gardens from 1pm on Saturday 30th June and Thury Harcourt Place from 11am on Sunday 1st July. Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout Cycle Fest in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

Seaton Cycle Fest is organised by Seaton Town Council in association with 1st Chard Wheelers and British Cycling.

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