Grand opening of the Green Wheel, Peterborough

This article was published in 2000, in Newsletter 31.


Come and join us on Sunday September 3 for RIDE THE WHEEL 2000 – a whole day of rides and festivities to celebrate the grand opening of the Peterborough Millennium Green Wheel.

There are routes of 5 to 100 miles, so you can take part whatever your age or fitness. All the rides start at Cathedral Square, are colour coded and will take you from the city centre onto open countryside in just a few minutes. Even if you are not cycling, you can still join in the entertainments throughout the day in the city centre.

For wheely good fun, why not get six people together and put in a team for the Cycling Crossword Competition? You’ll pick up the first clue at Cathedral Square and collect the rest along the way. (Pre-registration through PECT is essential.)

Terry Wright Cycles have kindly donated prize bikes for the lucky winners of the Family Treasure Hunt. Don’t miss out – make sure you pick up your entry form at the start!

Special commemorative T-shirts, colour co-ordinated to match the routes, are also available and will help you remember which signs to follow.

So, dust down your bike, get in training and help us get the party rolling for the celebration of the millennium!

All rides are free. An advance information pack is available for £6. This contains full ride details, a pre-launch copy of the new Green Wheel map, vouchers and free gifts. Call PECT on phone (01733) 760890.

Sarah Palmer