Diary

Sunday 30 May - Saturday 5 June 2021 - National Bike Week [Local/National]

See the Bike Week website for full details of this national event.

Tuesday/Friday 01/04 June 2021 - Velo-City 2021 [International]

The Velo-City 2021 conference is in Portugal hosted by the city of Lisbon from 01 to 04 June 2021. It is the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) annual global cycling summit organised by the ECF and selected host cities. The conference series which began in 1980 is the world's largest conference in the area of cycling, cycling infrastructure, bicycle innovations, bicycle safety, and the social and cultural changes driven by cycling on a global scale. See the website here for full details of this international event.

The 2020 conference in Ljubljana which had been planned for 15 to 18 September 2020 but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic will now take place from 14 to 17 June 2022.

Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 June 2021 - Bedford International Kite and Motoring Festival [Local] - CANCELLED UNTIL 2022

The Bedford International Kite and Motoring Festival which was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic was to have returned in June 2021. due to the continued spread of the virus it has now been cancelled again until 2022.

Saturday 26 June - Sunday 28 July 2021- Tour de France [International]

The 2021 tour will start Brest in Brittany. The event is made up of 21 stages and covers a total distance of 3,383 kilometres.

See the Tour de France website for full details of this international event.

Saturday/Sunday 17/18 July 2021 - Bedford River Festival [Local] - CANCELLED UNTIL 2022

First cancelled in 2020 the 2021 event has also had to be cancelled 17/18 July 2021 due to the continued spread of the virus. Full information is available on the River Festival website.

Thursday 5 August 2021 - Cycle to Work Day [National]

Bike To Work Day is a national event which aims to encourage people to use their bike to get to work, which saves energy, protects the environment, and helps you to keep fit.

Full information is available on the Cycle to Work Day website.

Monday 6 - Tuesday 7 September 2021 - Third World Cycling Forum [International]

Following on from the success of the first event held in Oporto, Portugal in 2017 the third event will be held in Munich, Germany on Monday/Tuesday 6/7 September 2021. See the website here for full details of this international event.

Saturday/Sunday 23/24 July 2022 - Bedford River Festival [Local]

Staged on the picturesque Victorian Embankment, Promenade, the River Great Ouse and in Russell Park, the Festival is a unique combination of the carnival, the musical, and of course, the nautical.

The event will now take place over the weekend 23/24 July 2022 after having been cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Full information is available on the River Festival website.

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