The full itinerary for the Richmond Rocks Cycle Festival on Saturday has been announced.
The fun will start from 1pm once the peloton has left the Market Place but the riders will be gathering before setting off and the Tour de Yorkshire caravan will be in town from 11am so it will be worth arriving earlier.
Here are the details:
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Richmond Market Place
This is where the actual race event will depart from at 1.10pm.
Within the Market Place area, and in addition to the maze of infrastructure from the Sponsors Area, VIP Area, Podium and start line, the designated community area will have a large stage area with an extensive schedule of entertainment activity throughout the day.
- Murphy’s childen’s fairground rides
- Jolly Good Production Punch Judy/Magic Workshop with giant bubbles, balloon twisting
- Face painting
- Various food and craft stalls
- A vintage caravan will be on site as a first aid point and lost children’s point
- A whole host of children’s TDY themed arts and crafts: t-shirt printing, ceramic painting, TDY biscuit decorating, flag making, sand art and more!
Richmond’s old Station building was refurbished some 10 years ago into a community hub comprising a cinema complex, gallery / exhibition area and includes a number of local artisan food producers.
They will be hosting the following activities on the day:
- Arthur Caygill Cycles will be here, who will be bringing a selection of bikes to view, including their newly designed RnB bike. Accompanying them will be Merida cycles, who will be bringing a selection of bikes to test ride.
- Stalls from Mad Hatter Tea and Richmond Brewing Co, plus our other independent food providers are open – Archer’s Ice Cream and The Angel’s Share Bakery.
- There will be a family-friendly tour of the building at 2.30pm. No need to book, just meet on the platform.
- Cycling enthusiast Maurice Bartle will be bringing a selection of vintage bikes, some of which are 100 years old, and will also be here himself to answer questions and impart his wealth of knowledge.