CROYDON CYCLE FEST | 18 MAY 2017 | 11AM - 9PM

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Croydon Cycle Fest 2017 is about more than just the races – it’s an opportunity for the people of Croydon, young and old, to get involved and try something new! From folding bikes to electric ones, cargo bikes and recycled cycles, there are lots of different ways of cycling that you can try out during the day.

After two fantastic race nights in Croydon in 2015 and 2016, the Tour Series and Matrix Fitness GP Series cycle races return to the town centre on 18 May. Come and take part in cycling activities taking place all day around the central Croydon street circuit, and watch the professional races in the evening, with food, drink and other entertainment!

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  • 11 am: Promotional area opens.
  • 12pm -2pm: Local schools cycle races, High Street.
  • 12pm – 1pm: Bikeability (cycling confidence) , Katharine Street.
  • 1pm – 2pm: Wheels for Wellbeing (removing barriers to cycling) , Katharine Street.
  • 1pm – 2pm: Trial a Cargo Bike, corner of High Street and Surrey Street.
  • 1pm – 2pm: Cycling Made Easy – Try out an electric bike! Corner of High Street and Surrey Street.
  • 3pm – 4pm: Mayor’s Charity Relay Race, whole circuit.
  • 5.30pm: Matrix Fitness GP Series women’s race, whole circuit.
  • 7.30pm: Tour Series men’s race, whole circuit.
  • 9pm: Podium presentations, High Street.

BROMPTON EXPERIENCE – 2pm


Ride as many laps as you like of the full race circuit in 20 minutes on a Brompton.

The event begins with a Le Mans style start with all bikes folded on the start grid, and, all participants, in true Brompton tradition, must wear a suit jacket, collared shirt and tie but no lycra.

This is not a timed event but there are bespoke rider numbers and small prizes for the male and female completing the most laps.

The cost is £20, 100% of which goes to charity.  There is also a £2 booking fee.

RECYCLE CYCLE – 2.30pm


Ride as many laps as you like of the full race circuit in 20 minutes on any bike you like. Don’t have a bike? Use one that re-cycle have recycled.  Just note it on the booking form.

This is not a timed event but there are bespoke rider numbers and small prizes for the male and female completing the most laps.

The cost is £20, 100% of which goes to charity.  There is also a £2 booking fee.

MAYOR’S CHARITY EVENT – 3-4PM


Maximum of 15 teams of 6 ride a relay on the full race circuit, each rider completing three laps.

This is not a timed event but there are bespoke rider numbers and small prizes for the team completing their laps.

The team cost is £120, £112 goes to charity, the remaining £8 is the booking fee.

 

30 spaces available.

Please note that these events are not races, people are free to ride at whatever safe speed they choose and to respect other riders.  Helmets must be worn.  Participants should be at the Mechanics Zone at least 30 minutes prior to the event start and should have a signed copy of their disclaimer with them. 

For further information or to get involved with any of the events listed above, please contact us cycle.race@croydon.gov.uk

THE TOUR SERIES

The Tour Series 2017, now in its ninth season, is a cycle race taking place this May, featuring some of Britain’s top professional cyclists in ten stages around the UK. Starting in Redditch, visiting Wembley, Bath, Durham and Aberdeen before finishing in Stevenage, the Tour Series returns to Croydon for the third year in a row for Round 5 on Thursday 18 May. The Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series, one of the premier women’s events in the cycling calendar, has expanded further this year and will include thirteen teams taking part in eight rounds. The Matrix Fitness Grand Prix race will take place on the Croydon street circuit ahead of the main Tour Series race, starting at 5.30pm.

GETTING AROUND

CYCLE


We want to encourage as many people as possible to use their bikes to visit the Croydon Cycle Fest! There are plenty of secure places to lock your bike up around Croydon including:

 

  • North End
  • East Croydon Train Station
  • College Road

TRAIN


East Croydon is served by regular Southern and Thameslink trains to and from London Bridge, London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Gatwick Airport, Purley, Brighton and many other stations.

West Croydon is served by regular Southern and London Overground trains to and from London Bridge, London Victoria, Canada Water, Sutton, Epsom and many other stations.

BUS


There are dozens of bus routes which stop near the race circuit:

  • The following buses all run services to central Croydon: 50, 60, 64, 75, 109, 119, 154, 166, 194, 197, 198, 250, 264, 312, 403, 405, 407, 410, 412, 455, 466 & 468.
  • For further information and bus times, call Transport for London on 0343 222 1234 or visit www.tfl.gov.uk

TRAM


The Croydon Tramlink runs regular services between central Croydon and Wimbledon, Beckenham Junction and New Addington.

The closest tram stops to the circuit are:

 

  • George Street
  • East Croydon
  • Church Street

CAR PARKING


Croydon Cycle Fest 2017 is happening across several streets in central Croydon, which means that some roads will be closed from the morning of the race day until a few hours after the race has finished. Full details can be seen below.

If however you do wish to drive to the event, there is a car park at the back of the circuit – NCP Wandle Car Park. However, due to road closures there will be traffic – so we would suggest parking slightly out and walking in.

Full details can be found by clicking on the icon.

If your vehicle is towed as a result of the event or road closures. Please contract the vehicle tracking service - TRACE

Go to TRACE

BUS DIVERSIONS


The road closures also means that several bus routes will be subject to diversion, and some bus stops will not be able to be in use on 18 May.

Full details can be downloaded by clicking the button on the right.

Please Visit the Transport for London website for further information.

ROAD CLOSURES


Croydon Cycle Fest 2017 is happening across several streets in central Croydon, which means that some roads will be closed from the morning of the race day until a few hours after the race has finished.

The majority of roads that form the event route will close to traffic from 9.30am on Thursday 18 May with some roads closing as early as 7.00am to allow for set-up.  Although the races will not start on the full course until 2.00pm, the road closures need to come into effect earlier so that barriers and other necessary event infrastructure can be installed. As a result, the event will have an impact on road transport, including bus journeys in the vicinity.

Roads will re-open as soon as possible after the event, with the intention that all roads will be re-opened by midnight, provided it is safe to do so. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times and pedestrian access to residents and businesses will not be affected. The road closures include:

  • High Street will be closed be closed between Park Street and Edridge Road
  • Katharine Street will be closed between its junctions with High Street and Fell Road
  • Fell Road will be closed from High Street to side of Bernard Weatherill House. Access to Council Offices will be via Park Lane and Katharine Street

Other key points to note are:

  • Vehicles will not be able to cross the route while the road closures are in place.
  • Some roads surrounding the road closures will also be affected and parking restrictions will continue to apply in some areas – please check local signs to see where and when suspensions will apply.

PROMOTIONAL ZONES

MECHANIC ZONE


Rollapaluza

A cycle sport like no other. Participants battle it out on bikes over a sprint distance at speeds in excess of 50mph. Accompanied by music, MC and cheering crowds.

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Bike Marking - MET Police

Register your bike to help police and retailers find you in the event of it being stolen or resold.

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Cycle Republic

Bring along any broken bike and get it fixed for free!

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ACTIVE ZONE


Bicycle Ballet

Watch as we celebrate the dance that is cycling with an exhilarating outdoor dance performance on bikes

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Nuffield

Speak to a representative from your local Nuffield Health Gym.

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Active Lifestyle

Speak to someone from Just Be Croydon – a programme helping residents to be happier and healthier.

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Croydon Bicycle Theatre

Linking cycling, our parks, Croydon’s history and theatre through storytelling – Croydon Bicycle Theatre will follow a route ending in Queen’s Garden’s at 11.30am

Road Safety

Learn how to stay safe cycling on the road

British Cycling

Learn about and sign up to HSBC UK’s British Cycling

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Urban Smoothie

Blend your own delicious fruit smoothies by pedaling specially designed bikes

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Beats and Eats

Local group Beats and Eats will be providing music.

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NORTH END


Cyclepods

Learn about Cyclepods’ solutions for secure bicycle storage.

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Bicycle Ballet

Watch as we celebrate the dance that is cycling with an exhilarating outdoor dance performance on bikes

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Brompton Bicycle

Speak to a representative from your local Brompton Bicycle store.

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Exchanging Places

Learn about how Cycling UK train lorry drivers to see from a cyclist’s perspective to make the road safer for everybody.

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Cycle Republic

Speak to a representative from your local Cycle Republic store.

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RACE CIRCUIT


Wheels for Wellbeing

Disabled people of all ages and abilities – come try out the right bike for you.

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Cycling Instructor

Learn how to ride a bike!

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Cycling Made Easy

Come and give an electric bike a go.

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Trial a Cargo Bike

Have the chance to ride a Cargo Bike around the race circuit.

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News

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CONTACT

GENERAL ENQUIRIES


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CROYDON COUNCIL


For all enquiries related to the Cycle Fest (including road closures, disruptions or to get involved), please contact the event organisers at Croydon Council:

Email: cycle.race@croydon.gov.uk

PRESS


For all press enquiries about the Croydon Cycle Fest 2017, please contact our press office at Nudge Factory:

Alex Denvir, Martha Kool
E: croydoncouncil@nudgefactory.co.uk
T: +44 (0)208 819 0555
M: +44 (0)7956 174 258