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Hundreds Cycle the Wight

Mon 28 May 2012

Hundreds Cycle the Wight

Hundreds of people travelled to the Isle of Wight to take part in the first ever Cycle the Wight challenge.

The event was designed in order to highlight the island as a viable tourist destination for those who like to get around on two wheels, with the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival one of the island's top attractions each year.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, more than 650 people embarked on the challenge, with co-organiser of the event Martin Harrison hailing it as a success.

"Introducing rolling road closures was key to making this event happen and giving it its appeal," he said, adding the challenge has the potential to support the Isle of Wight if it receives backing from the island itself.

Last month, it was announced that a major new mountain biking facility is set to be located at Cheverton Farm near Shorwell, with the NHS, Cycle Wight, CTC, British Cycling and Natural England all involved in the project.

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