Nock Deighton supporting Queen Victoria Cyclo-cross race

We are delighted to be a sponsor of the Queen Victoria Cyclo-cross race, which will see bikes racing through the streets of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge.

The event takes place on Saturday June 27, and around 200 cyclists from all over the UK are expected to enter what has been called “Britain’s craziest bike race” by Cycling Weekly magazine.

Michael Nettleton, director of Nock Deighton estate agents, said: “We are proud sponsors of the excellent Newport Nocturne event, which is organised by the same team who are behind the cyclo-cross, so we are delighted to be involved with this too.

“The race is a fantastic use of Blists Hill and it’s a really unusual sight to see so many bikes racing through the Victorian streets.

“I’m sure it will become a hugely popular event as people get to know about it which is why we’re very happy to support it.

“We are encouraging people to come along and watch because it really is a great evening’s entertainment.”

This year will be bigger than ever with the introduction of the Telford Balance Bike Championship, which will be free to enter.

The balance bike race joins the line-up alongside the under-12s and youth races, as well as the mens and womens adult races, meaning there is an opportunity for anyone of any age to ride.

Cyclo-cross is an off-road form of cycling, with most competitors using specialist “cross bikes” which are a combination of a racing and mountain bike.

As well as the race itself, the event will feature music from Wellington Brass Band, a fairground organ, and pupils from Adams Grammar school in Newport are designing and building their own bikes which they will then ride around the course.

Gates will open at 5.15pm on Saturday June 27 and the first race will start at 6pm with the event finishing at 9pm.

Spectators are welcome for just £3, payable at the gate, and children under 16 will be free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult.

For more details click here and further information about Blists Hill can be found here or by calling the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on (01952) 433424.

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