Next year's edition of Bike Blenheim Palace which for the fifth time will encompass the Brompton World Championships is set to grow on the weekend of 18 - 19 August to two day's worth of the kind of eccentric cycling fun and games that have made it a 'must-do' on the cycling calendar.
Apart from the Brompton World Championships themselves, a top-level 40Km time-trial that was won last year by Michael Hutchinson and Sarah Storey and a choice of sportive rides that head out into the Oxfordshire countryside, next year the organisers are adding a 40Km off-road sportive, cyclo-cross races and a 1Km Sprint.
The organisers are also developing a test track for disabled riders and promising a wide range of children's races including a Balance Bike Championships for under-5s.
Best of all, so that everyone can easily stay over for the weekend there will be camping and what the organisers are describing as "festivities" on the Saturday evening.
Bike Blenheim Palace – 18th & 19th August 2012