Cycle Live Nottingham will return to Nottingham after successful debut event

Organisers have confirmed that Cycle Live Nottingham will be back next summer for its second year.

After a successful event earlier this year, the three day cycling festival is set to return to the city between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd June.

Next year’s Cycle Live will see a similar format to 2012, with a few changes to keep it fresh and make it even bigger than this year’s event.

Friday night will see the return of The Nottingham Grand Prix, which will feature a series of evening circuit races around Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment.

There will be opportunities for beginners and experienced cyclists, both male and female to get involved, spanning a broad age range.

The prestigious Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride, which will be in its 32nd year in 2013, will provide the finale for the three day festival of cycling, returning on Sunday 23 June and featuring three distances; 25 miles, 50 miles and a 100 mile sportive.

The Nottingham City Ride will move from Sunday to Saturday next year, allowing organisers to broaden the scope for families and children taking part by adding in a longer distance route. In 2013, there will be two predominantly off-road routes to choose from – 6 or 12 miles, starting and finishing at the Victoria Embankment with a feed station en route, giving participants a similar experience to those taking part in the Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride.

Entries will open in early November and participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship money for the official event charities, with every penny raised donated in equal share to Cerebral Palsy Sport, CLIC Sargent, Nottinghamshire Scouts and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Chris Simon, Director of event organisers, Perfect Motion, said: “We’re really pleased to confirm that Cycle Live will be returning to the city next year. This summer’s event proved very popular and following an outstanding year for cycling in the UK, we’re expecting even more people to get involved in 2013. We’re working hard to make positive changes to ensure that Cycle Live 2013 is more successful in the hope that we can attract an even greater audience from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and further afield”.

Cycle Live 2013 is expected to see more of a carnival atmosphere, with the whole weekend encompassing live music and entertainment on the stage, participation opportunities for the public, information stalls and displays, cycling retail and food and drink.

Chris continued: “There will be something for everyone to see and do at Cycle Live 2013. The buzz around the Tour de France victory and the triumph of Team GB Cycling at the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been unbelievable. As a company that is passionate about health and sport, it is important that we play a part in maintaining that momentum and help to keep the legacy of the Games alive”.

Perfect Motion is currently looking for sponsors for Cycle Live Nottingham. Anyone who is interested should contact Chris Simon at Perfect Motion on 0115 925 8777 or via email,

Chris added: “With such a diverse, wide-ranging event, there are plenty of opportunities for businesses to get involved, from smaller partnership opportunities, right through to title sponsorship. We would urge businesses to get in touch now so that we can maximise opportunities for them throughout our PR and marketing campaign”.

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