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Fun-filled Day For All At This Saturday’s Big Wheel Community Event

Published on: 26 May, 2015
Updated on: 26 May, 2015

The Big Wheel – Spring into Action is free to enter community event focusing on cycling, walking, sports, healthy living and wellbeing, taking place at Bannisters Field, Guildford GU2 7UN (near Tesco store) this Saturday, May 30, from 11am to 4pm.

Young people will want to show off their skills on the cycle pump track, take up the basketball challenge or have a go at soft archery.

There will also be lots of children’s activities, crafts and games, inflatables, trampolines and slides.

Try out the pump track at The Big Wheel - Spring into Action event on Saturday, May 30, at Bannisters Field near Guildford Tesco store.

Try out the pump track at The Big Wheel – Spring into Action event on Saturday, May 30, at Bannisters Field near Guildford Tesco store.

Adults can get information on a wide range of topics for healthier living and wellbeing and even take a heart monitor test courtesy of the British Heart Foundation.

Those who enjoy cycling will be able to try out unusual bikes and get bike repair tips by the team from of The Guildford Bike Project.

It is being organised by the Joining In! project that supports community development and Guildford Borough Council. The Joining In! co-ordinator for the Westborough ward is David Rose (also of The Guildford Dragon NEWS). He said: “We have been planning this event for six months and it is coming together really well with lots of people, groups and organisations taking part.

“It’s all what Joining In! is about – communities coming together for great events like this.

“It is free to enter and open to all – wherever you live! My project is managed by Voluntary Action South West Surrey and I work closely with Guildford Borough Council’s community warden for Westborough and Park Barn, Tracy James.

“We have a team of volunteers helping us organise The Big Wheel. It includes former Stoughton police community support office Sheila Wills. In fact, the team is much the same as the one we had that put on the Stoughton in the Great War event last September. You know how good that was, so we are keeping our fingers crossed this will be as popular, if not more so.”

Flyer horizontalCommunity warden Tracy James said: “We have lots of free items to give away on the day. We have cycle security kits available from a grant via the police and crime commissioner and lots of walking and cycle items, such as pedometers, bike locks, lights and high viz kit courtesy of a grant from Travel SMART.”

Guildford Borough Council’s Play Rangers will be offering lots of activities for children along with the Matrix Trust and others.

Visitors are being encourage to walk or cycle to the event and those who do ride may like to go for a guided cycle around the area hosted by Travel SMART.

Learn about local sustainable transport plans and get interactive with the people from Motivate Stoke. Check out first aid demonstrations by St John Ambulance and take a look at a pictorial display of cycling in Guildford over the years including the popular craze of cycle speedway from the 1950s.

There will also be information stands from organisations including Walking For Health, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Voluntary Action South West Surrey, Guildford Borough Council’s community development team, Surrey Stop Smoking Service, and more.

Refreshments and a barbecue will be available on the day. There will be bike racks on site for those cycling.

If driving, nearest parking is Onslow park and ride that is a short walk from Bannisters Field.

Big Wheel site planThe event has funding from Travel SMART and the Joining In! project.

Details on the Joining In! website, or call GBC community warden Tracy James on 07767 475822.

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Responses to Fun-filled Day For All At This Saturday’s Big Wheel Community Event

  1. Mary Bedforth Reply

    May 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Have fun and hope the sun shines

    btw Are there any speedboats on display?

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