Cycle Live festival comes to Nottingham

Trials bike rider Danny Butler in Nottingham’s Market Square
Image caption World number two trials bike rider Danny Butler helped launch the event in the city's Market Square

A new three-day cycling festival comes to Nottingham in the summer, it has been revealed.

Cycle Live, which takes place from 13 to 15 July, starts with a grand prix style circuit races on traffic free roads in a variety of categories, from a schools challenge through to elite races.

The free event hopes to provide a range of cycling based activities for everyone.

Over the weekend people will be able attend sessions to have a go on heritage and the latest bikes. Live music and entertainment will also be on offer.

The Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride, now in its 31st year, also takes during the weekend.

BBC Radio Nottingham's Mark Dennison, who will be taking on the 100-mile ride, said: "It's bound to be a challenge, but rewarding to cycle through Nottinghamshire's wonderful countryside."

The annual ride, which will have a new start venue at the Victoria Embankment, will also have four new routes on offer with different distances.

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