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Bigger and Better Bike-fest to celebrate Queen’s official birthday

Bigger and Better Bike-fest to celebrate Queen’s official birthday

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:44 by Lorna White

The popular Daventry Motorcycle Festival will take place again this year on Saturday June 11th commencing at 10 am.

Although advertised as a motorcycle festival, it's primarily a family-orientated event with no charge for attendance or most of the entertainment. It will begin with over one-hundred motorcycles, of all styles and ages, including Daventry built Heskeths, riding into Daventry from Bikers World (opposite Daventry Town Football Club). After they have completed a short designated route around the town, the motorcycles will be lined up along the High Street for all to admire. More »

After this point the riders and families will be at liberty to wonder about and look at the variety of bikes, stands and absorb the all-day entertainment that is on offer including local bands, entertainers, go-karts and numerous fairground attractions.

Additionally, as this event also coincides with the Queen's official 90th birthday, the organisers, in conjunction with Daventry Town Council, are planning to make it a celebration of this occasion. Therefore, the centre will be draped in a sea of red, white and blue whilst the motorcyclists have been asked to decorate their bikes with Union Flags. It is also hoped that local people will also enter into the spirit of the event either by bringing their own flags or maybe utilizing the opportunity to wear royal-themed costume.

The festival is entirely organised by volunteers and additional assistance is always very welcome, especially on the day to help with marshalling and other activities; furthermore, there is still time for local groups to apply for a stall to promote their organizations. For this, to book on to the ride-in or volunteer please visit the DMF16 website: www.daventrybikefest.co.uk » Less

Fantastic Opportunity to Win a Bike

Fantastic Opportunity to Win a Bike

Fri, 20 May 2016 13:53 by Deborah Jewell

Daventry Town Council is delighted to be working with local company, Leisure Lake Bikes, giving residents a fantastic opportunity to win a quality road bike.

To celebrate the Aviva Women's Tour passing through Daventry on the 19th June 2016, Leisure Lakes Bikes Daventry are giving away a 2016 Trek Lexa Ladies road bike!

How To Enter

Simply take a picture of you riding part of the Women's Tour route and #LLBWOMENSTOUR for your chance to win! Leisure Lakes Bikes Daventry will pick their favourite picture on the 20th June 2016 and the rider will win a 2016 Trek Lexa Ladies road bike! More »

Post your pictures on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and don't forget to #LLBWOMENSTOUR!

About The Aviva Women's Tour

2016 will see the third year of the Aviva Women's Tour and has quickly become widely recognised as being one of the world's leading races for female cyclist and is the biggest in the UK. With 5 stages challenging the women with different climbs, descents and sprints at each stage it's going to be a great watch to see how the teams perform together.

Stage 5 – Passing Through Daventry

Check out Stage 5 that will bring the Women's Tour through Daventry on the 19th June 2016.

The stage starts in Northampton which includes some new routes and climbs within Northamptonshire before returning to a favourite finish of the 2015 women's race in Kettering town centre. This is going to be the toughest edition that the Aviva Women's Tour has seen!

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We Need Your Help

We Need Your Help

Fri, 06 May 2016 14:22 by Lorna White

To celebrate and support the Aviva Women's Tour cycling through Daventry for the first time on Sunday 19th June we are appealing to local residents to donate any old unwanted bikes.

The donated bikes will then be distributed to local participating schools to be painted pink and decorated in their own unique style which will then be positioned around Daventry Town Centre to welcome top class cyclists competing in the final stage of the Aviva women's tour on Sunday the 19th June 2016. It's hoped that hundreds of people will line London Road and New Street in Daventry to cheer the riders on as the race comes to the town centre for the first time. More »

So help us put Daventry on the map and please check their sheds/outhouses/garages and donate any old unwanted bikes to help ensure the success of a community project.

Any residents wishing to donate a bicycle please call Daventry Town Council on 01327 301246 or via email administrator@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Any Schools who wish to participate please contact David Hanson at david.hanson@firstforwellbeing.co.uk or Will Heckford at Northamptonshire Sport on will.heckford@firstforwellbeing.co.uk or 01604 366122 by Monday 9th May.

NB Bikes will need to be completed and ready for
collection by 13th June to be included in the competition

The Town Council are pleased to be working with Danetre Rotary Club, Leisure Lakes Bikes, Daventry Cycling Club and Northamptonshire Sport on the pink bike project for Daventry. Further details of the event will be announced on our website shortly. » Less

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