Back in the Saddle

Rediscover the simple joy of cycling through the countryside with Bikeway Ventures.

Get yourself back in the saddle, sign up for a mini cycling adventure, and rediscover the simple joy of feet on pedals as you explore the best of rural Worcestershire this summer. The picture perfect villages of Bredon Hill and the Vale of Evesham offer the ideal setting for getting outdoors, filling your lungs with fresh air, and losing yourself in the rolling green of the countryside. You might even make new friends and get fitter along the way.


Whether you are already a keen cyclist, a rusty novice who would like to improve, or a parent who wants to encourage their children to ride, Bikeaway Ventures, can help. An established family-friendly organisation situated in the Vale of Evesham, it has, as part of a wider group, been hosting cycling events for over 20 years. One of the group’s main aims is to raise funds for local charities but it also seeks to promote a healthy lifestyle through cycling and hopes to improve opportunities for the Vales’ cycling community.


Bikeaway Ventures has three established annual events; the Blossom Bikeaway which takes place in the spring, the Plum Bikeaway and the Plum Peddle Push. The two remaining events on this year’s calendar are both linked to the Pershore Plum Festival.


The Plum Pedal Push - Sunday 26th August

Now in its second year, the Plum Pedal Push aims to promote cycling for children and is suitable for cyclists aged four to sixteen. It will take place on Sunday 26th August in Abbey Park, Pershore and will include a plum slalom course for beginners, a new Plumodrome, plus timed races on a 250 metre circuit. All entrants are encouraged to wear purple or decorate their bikes plum-coloured and everyone will receive a Pedal Push certificate showing their race position.


Registration is essential and can be completed by visiting or in person from 10.30am on the morning of the event.


The Plum Bikeaway - Sunday 16th September

Offering cyclists the option of three plum routes from 8 to 52 miles (two of them newly extended for this year) this cycle ride takes place from Pershore College – a national centre for horticulture - and travels around Bredon Hill, offering stunning views and spectacular viewpoints. Registration is required and application forms can be found on the Bikeaway Ventures website. Pre- registration is cheaper, so why not save money and register today?


Bikeaway Ventures are associated with the Pershore Unit of St John Ambulance and the Vale of Evesham Community First Responders. For more information concerning these organisations call Tony Haines on 07968 073634.


For further information on The Plum Pedal Push or the Plum Bikeaway, please call 01386 565564 or email, join us on social media or visit





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