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Get your walking boots on for Witton's Walking Festival

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This Friday (March 16) sees the launch of the Witton Weavers Walking and Cycling Festival exactly 100 days before the Olympic torch comes to Blackburn.To celebrate there will be sporting and walking themed activities outside Blackburn town hall from 11am until 2pm.

Visitors can try out some 'giant walking boots' or have a go on the British Cycling watt bike, which is set up to measure your pedalling power.

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In recognition of the launch a walking group and cycling group will be making their way from Witton County Park to town hall square.

The festival, which will run from June 11 until 19, will feature around 15 walks including Nordic Walking, a Wainwright themed walk and arts and heritage walks.

The launch will also see the release of the new 2012 cycling guide for Blackburn with Darwen.

It has been produced working in partnership with the Council, British Cycling, the local Community Rail Partnership, Lancashire County Council and local cycling clubs.

It is intended to promote the huge range of cycling opportunities in the borough for visitors and residents for people of all abilities.

The guide features a number of rides, tips on where to go and local clubs to join.

It will be available in local bike shops, libraries, health centres, community centres and the borough's town halls and it can be downloaded from the cycling pages of the councils website

Executive member for leisure and culture, Councillor Damian Talbot, said: "The walking festival and the cycle guide are just two of the great opportunities residents can get involved with this summer."

"There is so much taking place in the borough from the Olympic torch coming to the Jubilee Celebrations that there is something for everyone."

If anyone wishes to join the walk/cycle which will be setting off from the Track at Witton 10.30am,please contact Countryside Services (01254) 691239.


14th March 2012, 13:02
 
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