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ORGANISER NOTES RISING STOCK OF ISLE OF WIGHT CYCLING FESTIVAL

The burgeoning reputation of the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival has not gone unnoticed by the occasion’s organising team, reports iwradio.co.uk.

Starting on September 22nd with a launch day at Seaclose Park in Newport, the annual celebration of two-wheeled travel runs until September 30th. Event organiser Claire Critchison suggested the popularity of the among UK cyclists is on the rise, which could be helping to inspire more Isle of Wight holidays.

She said: “We’ve got a jammed pack week of all sorts of cycling – as usual – but we’ve got lots of new things as well, which is great because it is always good to develop it. It’s getting a really brilliant reputation all around the country as being one of the country’s best cycling festivals.”

The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival features more than 60 rides for visitors to get involved with, as well as exhibitions, obstacle courses and live entertainment. However, the event is not the only place to see riders in action on the island, as BMXers can use new skatepark The Drop at certain times.

According to iwcp.co.uk, skaters and BMX riders were also recently joined by members of the Isle of Wight’s extreme scooter team Grit. The group will be holding another event – involving a competition – on September 29th.