The programme for the week long 2012 Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival has been launched. Highland Perthshire Cycling (HPC), a community group who promote and develop cycling in Highland Perthshire, have put together a diverse range of (mainly) free road and mountain bike events, aimed at cyclists of all ages and abilities, that will be staged across the region from Friday 4th to Sunday 13th of May.
This year’s Festival has a busy roster of races, guided rides (with local enthusiasts both on and off road), skills sessions, workshops, women’s events, a schools programme, family fun days and cultural evens; all culminating in the legendary Etape Caledonia Sportive weekend.
Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival has been awarded funding from EventScotland to contribute towards the marketing and promotion of the event. The importance of the festival has also been recognised by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, Perth and Kinross Council, Cycling Scotland, Sustrans, Griffin Windfarm Community Fund and the Climate Challenge Fund. There has also been some healthy private sector support for this year's Festival with Alpine Bikes and Dewars World of Whisky all supporting festival events.
For more information on Highland Perthshire Cycling and The Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival visit www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk