The Farnham Festival of Cycling is an annual event for bike enthusiasts and cyclists of all ages and abilities, which took place earlier this month.
Now in its 2nd year, the event covers everything bike related, from technical workshops to the showing of films & cycling programmes in one of the Maltings studios. There were also many local businesses displaying the latest cycling gear, bikes, apparel, helmets and bobble hats! Also, in the spirit of the festival; a trail of decorated bikes ran through Farnham leading to the Velo Village! Below: Lark Made to Measure Bike
The Festival began with the Farnham Charity Bike Ride, with distances from 15 miles to 75 miles, catering for all. Since being established, the charity bike ride alone has raised over £130,000 for local good causes. The Farnham Festival of Cycling hopes to complement this fund-raising objective with the provision of fun community events & the exciting spectacle of cycling competitions in the heart of Farnham. The inaugural event in 2016 included the ‘Hoops Velo Hill Climb’, which returned this year. For the first time, this year the people of Farnham will be treated to the ‘Pedal Heaven Town Centre Races’ – a competitive race around a small loop of Farnham’s one-way system. Below: Cowbells used during races
Lark had the pleasure of supporting the Festival earlier this month. The Lark team had a gazebo in Velo Village, hosted by Farnham Maltings – a client of our Farnborough office - and enjoyed meeting and greeting locals from the Farnham area. Our gazebo was equipped with lots of really popular cycling related goodies including fluorescent wrist-slap bands, bags with hi-viz strips, water bottles as well as the Lark literature. Over the course of the day, it wasn't difficult to move 5-metres without spotting somebody proudly sporting their reflective Lark wristband! We also held a competition at our gazebo, congratulations to our winner Ruby Collins! Below: Lark gazebo
“It was so much fun to take part in this amazing community event”, Stuart Williamson, Divisional Director of our Farnborough office said, “and for Lark to be involved with the sponsorship of this exciting & inclusive cycling festival which we hope will continue to grow over the coming years! Special thanks to my colleagues Ruth Henson and Catherine Aleppo for their help and tireless promotion of Lark on the day.” Below: Stuart Williamson taking part in the Hill Climb Challenge
For more information on the event, click here. To view images from, the day, click here to visit the event’s Facebook page.