Countdown underway for Solway Coast Cycling Festival

Solway Coast Cycling Festival

The final preparations are underway for this Sunday’s (4 June) Solway Coast Cycling Festival.
The Cumberland Council event will be held between 10am and 4pm on Silloth green.
This year’s event includes some new attractions including a new town centre cycle race, The Cumberland Cobbler.

Organised by Carlisle Cycling Association with support from British Cycling, it will include four races for various ages and categories. 

Cycling races will held at:

  • 11:15am - The Youth Cobbler race
  • 1pm - The regional Cobbler race
  • 1.55pm - The women’s Cobbler race
  • 3pm - The men's Cobbler race

This year’s event will also include a producers' market and a Festival Village that will include kids cycling skills, fairground rides, a stunt bike show and smoothie bikes.

Cumberland Council Cllr Anne Quilter, Portfolio holder for Vibrant and Healthy Places said:

“Our free family event showcases the amazing cycling routes around Silloth including the Hadrian’s Wall route. We encourage visitors to bring their bikes and explore the cycling routes within the area.
“For the first time, we will have a town centre cycling race along with a producers' market. There will be lots of activities, so come and join us.”

This is the third time the Solway Coast Cycling Festival has taken place in Silloth, having previously been held in 2021 and 2022.

The festival has been organised in partnership with Silloth Town Council, Carlisle Cycling Association and British Cycling with funding provided by the UK government’s Shared Prosperity Fund and Cumberland Council.

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