One of our best days out last year; next time we get a party & camping

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.

Details: bikeblenheimpalace.com

Bike Blenheim Palace – 18th & 19th August 2012