Getting Croydon people on their bike

Getting Croydon people on their bike

Get 'On Your Bike' for three days of cycling thrills and family fun at Platform – an event being organised by White Label at Schroders and Stanhope's open air events space at the Ruskin Square development in Croydon.

Being staged just days before Britain's top cyclists – including Sir Bradley Wiggin's Team WIGGINS - come to Croydon on June 2 for the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, On Your Bike promises a three-day cycling extravaganza.

There will be Pedal Power Rollapaluza Roller-Racing challenges, BMX trials and demos, a Croydon Heart Town & Decathlon charity challenge plus bike workshops for every level of enthusiast.

The famous Platform, Ruskin Square World Food Market stalls will offer cuisine to suit every taste, while Urban Smoothie Bikes will be on site to let you pedal up your very own fruitpowered drink.

Plus there will be music, street entertainment and lots of surprises.

"We are very excited to be supporting such a great event like On Your Bike in Croydon," said Daniel Leaver, from sponsoring sportswear and sports equipment specialist Decathlon.

"It promises to be a fantastic three days for every level of bike enthusiast, from pro-level to weekend bikers and kids. And the great thing is, you don't need to be a cycling fan to come along and have fun. You really can't afford to miss it!"

On Your Bike, a free Platform, Ruskin Square Collaboration in association with London Borough of Croydon, Croydon Heart Town, Decathlon sports and Urban Smoothie Bikes, will be open each day from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday, May 27, Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29.

Jason Margrave, Development Director at Stanhope plc, said: "We are extremely pleased to be hosting On Your Bike at Platform, Ruskin Square; it's another highlight in our wide range of community events on offer to the Croydon community.

"Platform continues to bring an increased vibrancy to the East Croydon Station area, which is entirely in keeping with the mix of uses proposed for the wider Ruskin Square development – which is already under development and progressing at pace."

On Your Bike's three days of events include:

Wednesday, May 27: Wellness Wednesday in association with Croydon Heart Town and Decathlon, which aims to raise money for the British Heart Foundation from a 50km static cycle challenge in four hours! The public are invited to help provide the pedal power for the challenge on a static trainer. A draw will be held at the end of the day and the winner will take home a trainer.

Thursday, May 28: Cycle Challenge and World Food Market Day with Urban Smoothie Bikes. You can take part in a Rollapaluza Roller-Racing Challenge in association with Decathlon and the World Food Market.

Friday, May 29: BMX Family Funday with Decathlon, featuring a BMX Trail Track and demos, bike repairs and advice – so bring your bike along - plus face painting for the kids.