Pedal power hits Seaton

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 15 June 2010

Cyclists en masse

Cyclists en masse

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Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling as a source of fitness and fun. Up and down the UK, thousands of free cycling events are providing the opportunity for everyone from total novices to passionate cyclists to get on their bikes.

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling as a source of fitness and fun. Up and down the UK, thousands of free cycling events are providing the opportunity for everyone from total novices to passionate cyclists to get on their bikes.Sunday saw Axe Valley Pedallers host their contribution to the week. Eighty-seven cyclists turned up at 10am at Seaton Tourist Information Centre where four cycle rides were on offer to riders and families of all abilities.Alistair ' Madal' Cope, founder of AVP, said: "It was a brilliant turn- out. I would like to say thank you to everyone who turned up, helped, cycled, led rides, back marked and to all who smiled and made the day fun! That's what cycling is all about!"All rides were in and around the Axe Valley and the whole group reassembled at the oldest concrete bridge in England, Axmouth Harbour, at noon for a group photo (see right). Cyclists then toured the Esplanade with flags flying and bells ringing to show all the residents and visitors along Seaton seafront that cycling is great fun. Lunch was at the King's Arms. New members are always welcome and for further details of what the group gets up to please visit the AVP web site at www.axevalleypedallers.co.uk.


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