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Video from Northampton Bike Park in its opening week

A lot has been packed into a small space at Northampton Bike Park which opened this week. Set on the former nine hole golf course between Hardingstone and Delapre the designers have managed to incorporate black and red level trails...

Cynthia is the end of my cycling summer

It's a genuinely vital fund-raising event for Cynthia Spencer Hospice but Cycle 4 Cynthia has also become a seasonal turning point in my cycling calendar. In its 19th year, the event started from Althorp House on Sunday with parties of...

Cycle 4 Cynthia braves the rain as the full event returns to Lamport Hall

Disruptive rain showers were forecast for the return of the Cycle 4 Cynthia bike ride after its virtual hiatus during the pandemic. And while numbers were down on what organisers would normally expect there were still several hundred riders in...

Cycle 4 Cynthia returns on Sunday and the Solstice Ride comes a week later

Two of the county's popular cycling events return in the next fortnight after last year's versions were disrupted by Covid. Cycle 4 Cynthia is at Lamport Hall on Sunday offering 50 and 25 mile routes, then a week later on...

Queen Eleanor riders raise £25,000 following historic route through Northamptonshire

With so many COVID related curveballs, it’s surprising that this ever took place. Less than five weeks before the bike ride, the charity cyclists had nowhere to stay for the night on their 200 mile journey.  Following the route of...

Where in the world did these two ride Cycle 4 Cynthia?

Northamptonshire’s favourite annual fundraising bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia, is used to having the backing of hundreds of local cyclists, but the Covid-induced cancellation of this year’s planned event at Lamport Hall has meant that those from the other side of...

Olympian calls on riders to sign up for Cycle 4 Cynthia

Northamptonshire’s favourite fundraising bike ride has received a massive boost thanks to a message of support from none other than former Olympic champion, Chris Boardman MBE. The cyclist, who picked up Britain’s first gold – indeed the nation’s first in...

Cycle4Cynthia will still go ahead

It may have finished off the FA Cup final, seen Wimbledon whitewashed and even overcome the Olympics, but the team behind the county’s favourite annual fundraising bike ride are adamant that COVID-19 won’t have them running for cover!  Which is...

Ride out of quarantine in new Solstice event

The annual Solstice mountain bike ride that leaves from the Pomfret Arms in Northampton has become a bit of a tradition for me. It departs on the closest Saturday to the Solstice and takes mountain bike riders on a 100...

Make Cycle 4 Cynthia your cycling goal

It’s not been that long since you couldn’t find toilet roll for love nor money and now it seems that, with a recent rise in those leaping into their saddles to get around during lockdown, laying your hands on...
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What does being a winner at the Northamptonshire Weetabix Food and Drink Awards really mean?

The organisers of the Northamptonshire Weetabix Food and Drink Awards have been gathering feedback from this year's winners about...
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