Seaton Cycle Fest Returns

Stunning coastal setting hosts fast-paced town centre races

Race Day: Sunday 7th July 2019

 

The successful Seaton Cycle Fest returns for its fourth year on Sunday 7th July. Seaton Cycle Fest is held in the beautiful Devon seaside town and includes fast and furious criterium races for all ages.

 

Race Day, on Sunday 7th July, sees some of the best riders from the region and beyond taking part in a series of fast-paced criterium races covering a 1.2km circuit following the long, flat seafront as well as a sharp ascent and tricky technical descent.  Race categories include youth, juniors, men and women, throughout the day. For the first time, this year will see the introduction of a veteran’s race for racers over 40 years old.

 

Brandon Ellis, organiser of the Race Day says, “The Cycle Fest is back for its fourth year and will be even bigger and better for 2019. All the races will be judged by chip timing this year and we have added a race for riders over 40. The race continues to attract the cream of British Cycling. Past winners have included internationals Will Tidball and Lauren Dolan, local pro rider George Fowler, and last year our main race winner was Steve Lampier one of the most experienced professional riders on the UK circuit. We are also hoping to introduce a community event in conjunction with British Cycling, our sponsors and Seaton’s local cycling club Axe Valley Pedallers.”

 

Spectators can also enjoy family entertainment, food and delicious snacks and art and crafts in the Festival Village. Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout Cycle Fest in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

 

Seaton Cycle Fest is organised by Seaton Town Council in association with 1st Chard Wheelers and British Cycling.

Race entries can be made at: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/194639/Seaton-Cycle-Fest-Town-Centre-Races-Round-5-of-the-South-West-Circuit-Series

 

To find accommodation, the best places to eat and drink and other attractions in Seaton visit www.seatondevon.org.

Seaton CycleFest 2018

                                            

Seaton Town Council has recently hosted the third annual Seaton CycleFest www.seatoncyclefest.co.uk .  This year the event was even bigger and better than ever with two whole days of cycle events on Sat 30th June and Sun 1st July 2018.

Saturday 30th June saw the return of the Vintage Cycle Day kicking off the weekend-long Festival. Over 100 vintage cyclists descended upon Seaton with #VeloVintage www.velovintage.co.uk. Everyone was welcome to join the vintage cyclists up at Cliff Field Gardens for a retro style fete and family picnic and to browse through the stalls and enjoy some traditional entertainment.

Sunday 1st July welcomed 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 started the cycle races at 11am on the 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.

Alongside the cycling races was plenty of family entertainment at the Festival Village on Thury Harcourt Place with shopping, bouncy castles and other entertainment.  There were also several beachside activities including Seaton Bay Paddlesports plus lots of refreshments froCycle Fest-2016 Women's Racem Seaton’s pubs, cafes and restaurants.

For race results and more information about this year’s CycleFest event and to find out details for CycleFest 2019 please refer to the website:   www.seatoncyclefest.co.uk

Date set for Seaton Cycle Fest 2017

Seaton Cycle Fest

The Cycle Fest, which featured the only town centre Crit in the area, was acclaimed as “the best course in the South West” by many cyclists who took part this year.  The 2017 event promises an exciting day of cycling and entertainment for all. This year it is hoped to include another elite category to the race circuit and The Festival Team will be working hard over the next few months to get it all in motion.

Karin Frewin, marketing & events specialist with Seaton Town Council and Town Development Team commented “We are really pleased to be able to bring the Cycle Fest back again next year, and to be working with British Cycling and 1st Chard Wheelers again.  We’ll be updating information on the Cycle Fest website during the course of 2016 and we’re looking forward to July”

Pictures from last year’s event can be viewed on the Cycle Fest website www.seatoncyclefest.co.uk . Anyone who is interested in becoming a sponsor is encouraged to get on board early this year by contacting the Cycle Fest team email – towndevteam@gmail.com