Seaton’s Town Development Team and Town Council are getting ready for the annual Seaton CycleFest www.seatoncyclefest.co.uk . This year the event is bigger and better than ever with two whole days of cycle events on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd July.
Saturday 1st July sees a brand new Vintage Cycle Day kicking off the weekend long Festival. Look out for over 100 vintage cyclists descending upon Seaton with #VeloVintage www.velovintage.co.uk. Everyone is welcome to come along and join them up at Cliff Field Gardens from 1-6pm for a picnic. Food pitches, market stalls, bands, and vintage style entertainment will be on hand. Entrance is FREE to anyone dressing up in vintage costume.
Sunday July 2nd welcomes British Cycling back to Seaton with the town centre turning into a racing course for the day and featuring some of the best cyclists in the South West. The Town Development Team working with 1st Chard Wheelers will start the cycle races at 11am on our Criterium course which runs along the esplanade, up Castle Hill, down Seafield Hill Rd and onto Harbour Road before making its way to the Esplanade finish line via Beach Rd.
It promises to be an exciting day of cycling and entertainment for all so whether you are a race team member or just want to experience the thrill of seeing there’s plenty to see. The official opening by Town mayor Jack Rowland takes place at 10.45am followed by the Youth races.
Alongside the cycling will be plenty of family entertainment at the Festival Village on Thury Harcourt Place with shopping, bouncy castles, martial arts demos, BMX displays and hands on sessions. There will also be beachside activities including Seaton Bay Paddlesports plus refreshments from Seaton’s pubs, cafes, restaurants. The Cycle Fest closes with a beachside chillout with live onstage music from Simple Chaos. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own BBQ and enjoy.
More information about the Festival can be found on www.seatoncyclefest.co.uk