Sports Words by: Mark Bowen

Tour d’Arts Alive 2017 @ Clun, Shropshire


Tour d’Arts Alive 2017 @ Clun, Shropshire

The third annual Tour d'Arts Alive will see hundreds of cyclists ride through Shropshire on Sunday, June 25.

Aimed at all bikers - whether you're a wannabe Wiggo or first-timer with family in tow, the events invites all ages to ride through the Shropshire hills in support of Arts Alive, the organisation bring professional touring shows and film screenings to rural community venues. 

There are three routes: short, in-betweener and long. The serious rider will be challenged, while the Sunday cyclist can enjoy quiet lanes through beautiful surroundings, in the company of like-minded and supportive companions. There are small team prizes for any named group of five or more riders who start and finish together, plus the coveted team prize – a beautiful ceramic plate from top local craftsman, Owen Thorpe - for the biggest team to finish together.

The event is managed by RideVentures under British Cycling guidelines (that means signage and vehicle support if you get into difficulties), plus there are volunteer-run food stops along the way. New for 2017 is an endorsement by Breeze, the British Cycling initiative to encourage more women to enjoy cycling alongside the blokes.

From the organisers: "The Tour d’Arts Alive has grown over the last two years into a popular and distinctive cycling event. There is live music at the finish, a start /finish arch made of recycled bikes and surprise ‘happenings’ at the Bucknell feed stop! Entry to all routes is £20 (£21 online) and all profits go to support Arts Alive’s programme of top professional performances in local community venues."

Full details of routes and how to enter at

25th June, 2017
Routes open at 9am
Ticket Price
Clun Memorial Hall, Newport Street, Clun, Shropshire, SY7 8NY Get Directions, by car, or by public transport

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