Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix family activities

Shrewsbury town centre

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Crit racing returns to Shrewsbury town centre in 2014!


Shrewsbury cycle grand prix logoYou can watch the races from 4pm; come into town earlier for some great family activities in the lead up to the races.


Try out the race route

The route will be open to the public from 2.30pm until 3.45pm, a great opportunity to cycle around Shrewsbury town centre while the roads are closed to traffic and to sample the course that the racers will be using later in the day.


Join a ride into town

Join one of our 3 family-friendly guided rides from outside schools across Shrewsbury. The rides will converge for refreshments in the Quarry before cycling into the town centre to try out the race route.


If there isn't a route which suits your location, you are welcome to meet us in the Quarry at 2.15pm (under Kingsland Bridge - please note change of meeting point) to join the mass ride into town.


Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.


Start points and times are listed below. Download a map of the routes and start points here.


Ride 1 - From Oxon-Copthorne

  • 1pm - Oxon Primary School, Racecourse Lane meet in the layby in front of the school)
  • 1.45pm - Woodfield Primary and St George's Infant Schools, Woodfield Road (meet on Woodfield Road by the path to the two schools)


Ride 2 - From Meole Brace/Coleham

  • 1pm - Meole Brace Primary School, Church Road (meet by the recreation ground car park) 
  • 1.45pm - Coleham Primary School, Greyfriars Road (meet outside the school)


Ride 3 - From Harlescott/Sundorne/Mount Pleasant/Ditherington

  • 12.30pm - Back of Harlescott Junior School, Field Crescent (meet by the footpath entrance to the back of the school on Field Crescent
  • 1pm - Toucan crossing on Telford Way for Mount Pleasant area (meet on West side of Telford Way by entrance to off road path by crossing)
  • 1.20pm - Martin Wilson/Shrewsbury Catholic School, New Park Road (meet outside the schools).


All rides

  • 2.15pm - Arrive in the Quarry for refreshments. Meet under Kingsland Bridge.
  • 2.30pm - Ride into town
  • 3-3.45pm - Ride around race route


There is no need to book a place on a ride, just turn up on the day at the start points listed. However, if you are planning to join a ride it would be helpful if you could let us know so we can plan refreshments. Please contact: or 01743 254968.


Watch a great mountain bike skills show

Danny Butler's Extreme Mountain Bike Show will be doing three displays of amazing mountain bike skills. Watch them at Belllstone at 3.15pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm.


Other great fun family activities in lead up to the races:

  • Balloon modelling (2.30-5pm)
  • Face painting in the Square (2.30-5pm)
  • Create bicycle powered artwork in the Square (2-4pm)
  • Have a go on our slalom skills course with Sustrans Bike It Officer, Jess, at Bellstone (3-4pm)


Visit the Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix website for details of the races and what's happening in the evening. 

Cost: Free Contact for more information:

Cycle Shrewsbury

01743 254968

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