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Enjoy this year's Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

Wed 28 Aug 2013

Enjoy this year's Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

Bike enthusiasts planning a getaway next month might like to consider a trip to the Isle of Wight for this year's annual cycling extravaganza.

The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival will be taking place across the island from September 14th to 29th and will see an array of specialist events and races all open to individuals enthusiastic about getting into the great outdoors and testing their mettle against the elements.

Cycle the Wight will be taking place on September 22nd and will see two events running concurrently, covering 50 km and 70 km respectively of the Isle of Wight's beautiful countryside.

In addition, all those keen to really test their fitness should sign up to this year's Hills Killer event - a ride that takes in a series of checkpoints across the island, taking entrants on a gruelling course up and down a total of 14 hills and inclines as they battle out to complete the race in the fastest time possible.

Other rides that will be open to entrants across the festival's duration include the Chevy Chase - taking place at Cheverton Farm and covering a three-mile downhill track where cyclists will try their hardest to complete the testing circuit in as fast a time as they can.

Competitors will be given a transponder to ensure they stick to the agreed course route at all times and the winner will be declared as the individual who completes the most laps over a four-hour time limit.

All in all, the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival promises to be a real attraction and challenge for anyone wishing to test their fitness or to simply enjoy the picturesque beauty of the island.

Entrants can sign up online via the official festival website, while anyone simply wishing to head along to show their support to this year's riders are also more than welcome to do so.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801630528-ADNFCR

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