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‘Parkrun on a bike’ comes to Dinton Pastures

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PEDAL POWER: Cyclocross events are being held in Dinton Pastures, Hurst, this month

RIDERS will be cycling their way through Dinton Pastures this month.

Wokingham-based Sprockets Cycle Club is to host four summer racing events this month.

Cyclocross, a series of short course bicycle races, will take place at the Hurst-based country park every Wednesday this month, with the first one held yesterday.

Participants meet at 5.30pm, and the short cycling event is similar to a Parkrun. It’s suitable for ages four upwards. 

The events are bound to be popular: almost 200 riders have already registered for the events so far.

Supported by My Journey Wokingham and organised in conjunction with Newbury-based Eventrex, there will be separate races for under 10s, under 12s, under 16 boys and girls, adult women and adult men with participation awards for the youngest riders.

Lloyd Watkins, head coach at Sprockets Cycle Club, said he is “very excited” to be running the cycling events in the area.

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He added: “Some of our coaches instruct Bikeability in schools around here, and they are always asking where they can do more riding – this is the answer.”

And club secretary Debbie Watkins added: “I’m looking forward to seeing the colour and feeling the buzz of SummerCross in Dinton Pastures, you really have to see it to understand what a brilliant sport this is.

“After a very difficult year, we want to bring some fun and outside activity to the people of Wokingham and as we always say – success is measured in smiles.”

Race entrance is from £3 for under 12s to £12 for adults.

The events are being run along British Cycling covid-safe procedures and all entries have to be booked in advance online.  

For more information, log on to sprockets.club.

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