Sport Saturday, June 4th Words by: Mark Bowen

It really takes the biscuit: Tour d’Arts Alive offers the ultimate eco-medal

Sport Saturday, June 4th

It really takes the biscuit: Tour d’Arts Alive offers the ultimate eco-medal

It’s less than a month before the second Tour d’Arts Alive, the cycling challenge that raises funds in support of Flicks in the Sticks and Arts Alive.

Arts Alive director Sian Kerry said: "Last year participant medals were made by a local potter. This year we've gone even more environmentally friendly, with edible medals.

"Someone suggested biscuit medals and we thought it was brilliant.

"All metal medals for sporting events are made in China, which felt contrary to our ethos of celebrating the local.

"Our gingerbread medals, made with free range eggs have no air miles and won’t hang around collecting dust. If the cyclists don’t eat them the dog or the birds will appreciate a snack.

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"We had excellent feedback from last year and we have listened to all comments to ensure that the 2016 event will be bigger and better.

"We have added in a mid-distance route, offering three alternatives of 28, 45 or 68 miles, and again there will be plenty of yummy cakes at food stops along the way."

Any potential riders wondering about their fitness level and, of course, what the weather will be doing can leave it till the day to decide which route is for them, as long as they have entered in advance.

There is also the hand made ceramic Team Prize Plate, which the Luctonians will be defending.

The Tour d’Arts Alive Charity Cycle Challenge takes place in Clun, south Shropshire, on Sunday, June 26.

You can enter via the British Cycling website here. The deadline for entry is June 20.  

For more information on the tour visit

The Tour d’Arts Alive is organised by a partnership between cycling event company Rideventures and the charity Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks, that brings professional live performances, big screen films and live satellite screenings to communities all over Shropshire and Herefordshire.

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For more information on Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks visit

For more on Rideventures head to  

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