Isle of Wight Cycling Festival
13th - 28th September 2014

Cycling Festival in full swing!

Author: Isle of Wight Cycling Festival, Dated: 18/09/2020
The sun has shone for the start of the Cycling Festival.  We've had a host of fantastic events, including the Carbon Cycle Celebration, a cycle maintenance class, try a Haibike sessions and more!

The Cycle Cinema was a huge success and the film didn't stop once - even with 20 bikes to power!  Refreshments were sold in aid of Re-cycle for Africa and over £55 was raised.   

Hills Killer was also a great success for four year old Harrison Hendy, who completed the 13 mile Three Hills Killer Challenge in three hours, nine minutes and 16 seconds.  He even achieved a faster time than some adults taking part.

The young cyclist was accompanied by his dad, Paul Hendy who is a keen cyclist himself. Paul and his wife Nadine have both completed the event’s toughest challenge, the 14 Hills Killer in previous years.

Nadine Hendy, Harrison’s mum, said: "We are so proud of Harrison and all he has achieved. Although he needed a bit of help up some of the hills he showed sheer determination throughout the ride.

"Harrison has grown up around bicycles as both Paul and I are keen cyclists. He absolutely loves cycling and he really enjoyed taking part in the Hills Killer event with his dad, I’m sure he’ll be back again next year."

Harrison attended his first cycling festival event aged just 18 months, taking part in the Toddlebike Ride. He has taken part in the festival ever since, last year joining in the Three Hills Killer behind his dad’s bike on a trailgator attachment.

Councillor Shirley Smart, Executive member for economy and tourism, said: "The cycling festival has rides to cater for all ages and abilities and I am delighted that it is inspiring the next generation of cyclists. Congratulations to Harrison for completing the event, he’s one very determined little boy – I’m sure we’ll be seeing him at the top of the leader board in years to come."

There's still over a week left of the festival and a host of fantastic rides for you to enjoy.  Check out the programme for more information.
Last year’s Wightlink Wight Challenge raised an amazing £22,043.47 bringing the overall total to £213,702.
Visit Isle of Wight, the Isle of Wight Council and Island Roads are pleased to announce that they have been successful in their bid to host one of the stages of The Pearl Izumi Tour Series.