Past Events 2009
A cracking, sunny start to our
summer cycling programme with this new event exclusively for women! Over 700
participants, most wearing Pink (including some outlandish costumes…) took
part on this traffic-free ride in and around Sefton Park, Liverpool. It was
organised on behalf of Breast Cancer Campaign. Olympic and World Champion
Victoria Pendleton got the rides underway and then rode with her mother.
There was the choice of a 5k Family Lap, a half-marathon (13.1miles) or
full-marathon (26.2miles). Following this success more are planned around
the country latter this year and next Spring.
informative and fun roadshow combining
the unique Pennine Events Cycle-Smoothie
Maker with an extensive range of free literature, route guides,
giveaways, maps and travel leaflets staffed by cycling and travel experts,
who can also provide free cycle checks. A great way to learn more about all
aspects of cycling and the health benefits it can bring you. You can also
pedal yourself to a great, fresh, tasty and healthy free smoothie!
Pennine Events devised and operate the roadshow on
behalf of Lancashire County Council and Travelwise. It
visits town centres, events and workplaces around the
county throughout the summer
If you are interested in hiring the roadshow or having one created for your
own organization or event please email email@example.com
Pennine Events took its cycle road show to the launch event of Chester City Council’s
status as a ‘Cycling Demonstration Town’.
Chester is one of 17 towns across the country nominated for a share of £100
million in Government funding under the ‘Cycling Demonstration Towns
Project’ that aims to enable cycling to become a genuine option for people
to travel around the towns and city in future.
Over 400 people
took part in this new fundraising cycle event, on behalf of the Leukaemia
Research Fund. We had a couple of attractive routes (26mile and 13mile)
around the North Lanarkshire Countryside from Drumpellier Country Park.
There was also a children’s guided fun ride around the Loch within the
"Thanks for organising this event. It is a great way to raise funds
and to have some fun as well as getting some exercise in the process!” -
"Enjoyed the event very much. I felt the whole event was done with great
passion for a great cause.” – Gary Doyle
Part of the
biggest ever mass-participation cycling event to hit the UK, we put on a
challenging route through the Peak District enjoyed by over 700 cyclists,
including F1 star Mark Webber and former England footballer Geoff Thomas.
The 100mile route took in the best of the Derbyshire Dales, Peak District
and Staffordshire countryside, on a tough but beautiful circuit passing by
places such as Carsington Water, Parwich, Hartington, the Manifold Valley,
Ilam and Longford.
There was also a 67mile option.
Two of world
cycling’s top stars stole the Show in this brand new event with an awesome
display of power riding. David Millar and Garmin team-mate Cameron Mayer put
their recent endeavours in the Giro d’Italia to good use by simply riding
away from the best home-based pros on this exciting but tough technical
course in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant Grassmarket district.
"The Grassmarket is an wonderful circuit and the people are just vibrant.
It’s just been an electric evening. I’m very proud.”
David Millar, Tour de France Rider and Elite Criterium Winner
"Congratulations on such a brilliant event. As someone who works in the
events organisation and marketing business, I know just how hard it is to
put on a successful event but you and your team did a great job – I was so
impressed with the whole evening, organisation, atmosphere, friendliness of
everyone. I hope that you’ll be back in 2010!”
Sue McKichan, Hospitality Guest
Nocturne was a bit special! It simply must return next year. The racing at
all levels was a fantastic spectator experience topped off by the awesome
performances of House Meyer and Millar. The setting is also world class.”
Mike Davidson, Spectator
"I live in
Edinburgh and I just wanted you to know that the race on Saturday
night was absolutely fantastic. Wonderful course. Wonderful riders.
atmosphere. Thank you. I hope that you do it again!”
Darren McCallum, Spectator
Pennine Events worked with Face Partnership to develop and deliver this
exciting new event.
Folding Bike Race
Short Film - Interviews with David
Millar, Rob Hayles, Cameron Meyer and Geraint Thomas
Following right on the heels of
Edinburgh was this, the second in the successful Nocturne Series.
A record crowd of over 9,000
people witnessed a compelling evening of top-class racing action, along with
some more fun activities. The Folding Bike Race and Fixie Longest Skid
competition whipping up the excitement and setting the scene for the top
pro’s, including Rob Hayles, Russell Downing and Olympic Gold Medallist Ed
Clancy to shine in the fading daylight. An awesome average speed in excess
of 27mph culminated in a bunch sprint shaded by Russell Downing.
Folding Bike Race
Short Film - with interviews with
participants and spectators
On a wonderful
sunny day in the heart of Southport on Lord St we brought a fantastic range
of cycling entertainment, activities, displays and top cycle-stunt
entertainment to complement the Tour Series Crit later that evening.
We had a colourful and amusing collection of bikes and riders on the fun
ride around the Race Circuit from Penny Farthings to minibikes, unicyclists
to pedalling clowns.
As part of Bike Week we designed a roadshow to enthuse and educate children
about the possibilities and benefits of cycling, through classroom based
activities including Cycle-Smoothie
It visited 5 schools across Blackburn and Darwen getting hundreds of
children pedalling away and received great feedback from the teachers. We
are now exploring a year-round programme.
We had over
4,000 riders in this, the biggest cycle ride in the East Midlands. Lovely
warm weather and attractive, fairly flat routes around the Nottinghamshire
There were four different types of rides all of which started and finished
at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont.
- Sportive 75 mile ride
- 50 mile ride
- 18 mile ride
- Lap challenge - a ride for young cyclists on a closed circuit around
The Great Notts Bike Ride was sponsored by Boots and organised by ourselves
on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council. read
more: for more details
Entertaining, enthusing and
educating people of all ages about the possibilities and benefits of cycling
through the unique combination of a cycle training and education programmes
delivered in schools during the week and public road shows at weekends. The
public roadshows are in Penzance (28th June), Falmouth (4th July) and Truro
Please see the main Festival
website for full details.
visitors picked up a host of cycling tips, saw stunning displays of stunt
biking from World Champs Ben Slinger, made smoothies by pedal power and
joined in a fun ride along the Promenade to Cleveleys and back on another
baking hot day.
This family-orientated event celebrated the opening of the Promenade for
cyclists. A wonderful sight of over a hundred bikes riding along the prom.
A sea of bikes
swamped Liverpool early on the Sunday morning as nearly 2,300 cyclists set
off in the only cycle event in the country to include nearly 5miles
Good weather conditions early on, notwithstanding the later showers, helped
make it a very pleasant ride for this near record turnout.
The new sportive route around Delamere Forest drew plenty of praise from the
fitter riders able to tackle the 85 miles in less than 7hours.
At the other end of the spectrum, over 60 people took part in the new family
fun ride around Chester. Led by experienced cyclists, it showed them a very
pleasant route around the fringe of the city, through the zoo and then
across the centre and back out whilst barely touching a road. Riding
alongside Giraffe’s was a bit bizarre!
“I did the 54
miler yesterday LP/Chester/LP – was a great day : really well organised as
ever.” – David Williams
“Just wanted to thank you for an excellent event yesterday! Looked well
attended with a lot looking as though this was their first event, hopefully
this will lead to them being more active.” - Mark Jones, Head of
Photo Gallery 2009
from the day 2009
Photo Gallery 2008
The early rain passed away to leave a lovely sunny evening and the perfect
backdrop for top class racing. The riders, including Olympic Gold Medallist
Ed Clancy, former World Champion Rob Hayles and National Crit Champion Dean
Downing, certainly didn’t disappoint given the crowd plenty to get excited
about with non-stop attacking. It all come down to a bunch sprint clinched
by Russell Downing. For the full
race report and photos click here
Over 15,000 came along and took
part in this unique walk under the famous river. Set on their way by Keith
Chegwin and a host of Merseyside personalities and entertainers they helped
Merseytravel celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the iconic
tunnel. A special parade of vintage vehicles opened proceedings with 3
limousine’s from the 1930’s stopping to collect the special VIP’s –
octogenarians whose parent’s worked on the tunnel construction.
Emerging at the finish site at
Kings Square the participants then enjoyed a host of entertainment from Pick
and Mix Circus, Bruce Airhead, Liverpool Lantern Company, Wirral Taiko Drum
Band and a host of others, alongside a fairground and the displays of
vintage vehicles. A special ferry service then took them back to Liverpool.
All income and proceeds from the
event went to Claire House Hospice and it is expected the final total will
A day similar
to Colne with cloudless skies and a dry circuit giving the best of British
cyclists the chance to demonstrate their power and technique. In his last
race as National Champion Dean Downing got into an early break with Graham
Briggs and between them they forged a gap that lasted the race. Coming out
of the final corner Dean was in the better position and took the winner’s
The crowd were also able to enjoy making a free cycle smoothie and try out
the computrainer courtesy of our mini cycle roadshow.
race report and photos
The Blackpool Nocturne will be an amazing circuit for all involved. The main
event will be the Elite Criterium, as well as other races including the
Folding Bike race and the Youth Event. read
of the most beautiful and traffic-free rides around. Its gentle name belies
a very challenging Sportive ride around the beautiful Pendle, Ribble Valley,
Lune Valley and Bowland countryside. It included many of the climbs tackled
by pro riders on the Tour of Britain, Kellogg's Tour and Tour of Lancashire
races. The event also included the Pendle Cycle Show featuring try-outs,
entertainers and displays.
past event rider review
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penultimate round of the Premier Calendar, British Cycling’s National Road
Race Series. Held over a beautiful circuit around Pendle Hill with a
finishing circuit around the town of Nelson.
Right to Play Edinburgh to London ride was a fantastic and rewarding
challenge that took 100 cyclists from one great capital city to another, and
along coasts, over green hills, and through national parks on the way.
The money raised will mean
that 6,700 children in developing areas will be sheltered from AIDS,
Malaria and War. Right to Play programmes will not only ensure these
children are protected but that they are taught skills such as numeracy,
literacy and co-operation so they can create a better future for
Another record-breaking entry with just over 7000 participants riding the 52
miles from Glasgow Green to Edinburgh, keeping it the biggest bike ride in
Scotland. Recently won the Best
Event in Scotland Award.
More information can be viewed at the main event website www.pedalforscotland.org
stars and the sun came out for our final Elite Series race of the summer!
Straight from racing nearly 1000 miles in the Tour of Britain the likes of
Olympic Gold Medallist Ed Clancy, former World Champion Rob Hayles and
National Champion Dean Downing wowed the crowds basking in the sun with an
impressive display of all-out racing. However they were no match for Graham
Briggs who rode like a man possessed and trounced the field over the 1km
long circuit in the heart of the city. By the end he had managed to lap
everyone! Rob Partridge and Rob Hayles clinched the other two podium places.
4th place though was good enough to see Dean Downing clinch the National
Elite Series title.
Besides the racing, which also
included a hard-fought Support race and Youth races, there were plenty of
cycling activities for the crowds to take part in and enjoy.
For the full race report and pictures from the British
Cycling website please click here.
Hailed as a success!
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Bradford City Run
The ten-miler was a 'taster' race
for the Bradford Marathon which will take place a year later in 2010. This
will be a unique marathon that will involve the participants running five
loops like the Olympic circles. The two loops of the Bradford City Run will
be two out of those five loops.
The Night of Neon was a combination
of events that offers something for everyone to enjoy.
The 5km jog started just as the sun went down and was suitable for all the
The 10km walk taook place in the stunning scenery and architecture of
Salford Quays, transformed in the dark with neon lights.
The Night of Neon evening began at 5.00pm and the Night of Neon party
was in full swing by the time the joggers return.
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Nottingham's National Water Sports
Centre, Holme Pierrpont
The ladies cycled a marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1 miles)
and help raise funds to beat breast cancer.
There was also an opportunity to get the men and
children in your life involved in the family 5K lap. The route was safe,
traffic-free and suitable for all existing and aspiring cyclists.