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Active Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival 2013

Active Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival 2013

Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 - Sat, 01 Jun 2013

Venue: Rutland

The Active Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival is a celebration of Rutland's beautiful landscape and the many walks and cycle routes in and around Rutland. The walks and cycle rides are all led by qualified volunteer walk and bike leaders, making this festival free!

The first week of walking (18-25 May) offers a variety of different length walks at different times and locations around Rutland. The second week (26 May - 1 June) will offer the 7 sections of the Rutland Round over those 7 days.

Over the two weeks there will be a ride to suit everyone, ranging from family to nature rides and even a led cycle ride around the whole of Rutland Water, including the Hambleton Pennisular.

Saturday 18th May - The BIG (Cycling) Launch at Rutland Water:

Join us at Rutland Water, Whitwell site for a celebration of cycling! A great family day out; take part in cycle challenges, see demonstrations from national bike suppliers and other fun family cycling activities.Bouncy castles and other fun inflatables will also be on site. Find out about the led cycle rides taking place over the next 2 weeks.

10- 4pm free event (normal parking fees apply and there could be a cost to inflatable activities.)

Sunday 19th May - The BIG (Walking) Launch at Ketton:

Join us at Ketton Sports Association for the launch event, giving us a taste of the great walks available for the next 2 weeks. There will be three lead walks available from the Ketton Sports Association of different lengths, plus there will be refreshments available making it a great sociable atmosphere.

1pm start, free event (free parking, £5 charge for the optional 2 course meal)

26th May to 1st June - Walk the 'Rutland Round' in 7 days:

Complete this 64 mile route in 7 linear sections throughout the week, with the author of this popular route as your knowledgeable guide, taking you around Rutland's border, and also bringing you in to see the features of Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland Water. The Rutland Round book is available to purchase from various places in Rutland, including 'Walkers' in Oakham and 'Uppingham Sports & Books' in Uppingham.

For more information or to recieve a hard copy of the guide contact Chloe Bond on 01572 720936 or email cbond@rutland.gov.uk.

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