Families across Wigan Borough are gearing up to get back on their bikes as the popular and inclusive Cycle Three Sisters event returns.
More than 1,000 people attended Wigan Council’s BeWell free family fun-day at Three Sisters Race Circuit back in May – with all ages and abilities lapping up the chance to have a go on the mile-long course.
This month’s outing – scheduled for Tuesday, August 16 – is on track to be another success with a host of activities including balance bikes and cycle skills for youngsters.
Councillor Chris Ready, portfolio holder for communities and neighbourhoods at Wigan Council, said: “Cycle Three Sisters is an event for everyone; it’s always such incredible fun and there is so much to do both on and off the track.
“Don’t worry if you don’t have your own bikes or helmets – you can borrow them from us free of charge. We also have a range of adapted cycles provided by our Wheels For All team.
“We had an absolute blast back in May and we can’t wait to do it all again. It will be a great way to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays so please come along, with or without a bike, and join in the fun!”
Cyclists can also get a free bike check and basic repairs courtesy of our ‘Dr Bike’ service team from the Gearing Up workshop.
Cycle Three Sisters gets in full swing from 3pm. However, there is also an additional opportunity for those with balance bikes, bikes with stabilisers and adapted bikes to have a go on the main circuit from 1.30pm – perfect for little ones who need an adult to accompany them.
While these bikes won’t be permitted on the main track beyond 3pm, dedicated areas of the venue have been set aside for the remainder of the day ensuring there’s something for everyone right up to finish at 8pm.
A full list of track rules for the event can be found at Wigan.gov.uk/CycleThreeSisters