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HSBC wheels out headline attraction

HSBC wheels out headline attraction

Sunday 12 August 2018

HSBC wheels out headline attraction

Sunday 12 August 2018

The ‘RPM Bike Trials Display Team’ will be performing at HSBC's inaugural ‘Let’s Ride Jersey’ next weekend.

The bank are working alongside the Jersey Cycling Association Youth Academy (JCAYA) to organise the event, which is part of the nationwide ‘Let’s Ride’ initiative, designed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to cycle more often.

The family-friendly event is free to enter and open all day, starting at 09:30, and promises to offer something for everyone.

HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man CEO, Tracy Garrad, said, "...there’s a real buzz about the event" following this year’s Tour de France, and that, "...Jersey offers such a good environment for cycling, and hopefully this event will inspire more people to get in the saddle.’

The 'RPM Bike Trials Display Team' is an experienced group of riders who have performed all over the world, from private functions, to Glastonbury festival to Hollywood film sets.


Pictured: the team will be doing displays throughout next Sunday’s event.

As well as their dynamic performances of stunts and tricks, which are highly technical, complete with specially designed rigs, music and live commentary, they collaborate with UK schools to encourage young people to cycle more and lead an active lifestyle.

Also on offer is the chance to meet three-time BMX world champion, Shanaze Reade, who will be attending the event as guest of honour. Having competed for team GB in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games, Reade is now retired from competitive cycling, but remains an ambassador for the sport. 

Shanaze reade

The ‘hub’ of the event, located at Les Jardins de la Mer, will host a wide variety of food stalls including The Good Stone and Bean Around the World, alongside an obstacle course for children, and stalls related to cycling and bike maintenance.

There will also be free cycling activities, such as rides to Bel Royal and back, and time trials for those who fancy their chances against Shanaze, who is also two-time team sprint world champion.

With limited spaces available, islanders are required to book their places for these events in advance, via the ‘Let’s Ride Jersey’ website.

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