Burntwood charity Spark to open street velodrome event on Sunday

Hello Velo is taking place at Burntwood Leisure Centre this Sunday 25 June.
Hello Velo takes place at Burntwood Leisure Centre this Sunday 25 June.

Representatives of Burntwood’s Spark centre will be opening a fantastic street velodrome which is coming to the town for everyone to enjoy on Sunday.

Hello Velo, described as ‘the world’s most accessible live sport event’, will see a giant street velodrome erected on Sunday 25 June at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

From 11am to 4pm everyone, not only cycling enthusiasts, from the age of 2 years and upwards will be able to try out the facility for free. All bikes and safety equipment will be provided including specially adapted bikes for the disabled.

Spark is a community centre and charity providing pregnancy, baby, pre-school and parenting activities and a host of support services and activities for families at the children’s centre at Burntwood’s Springhill Academy.   

It also offers courses and training, the opportunity to volunteer and an outdoor play area, and staff will be present to open the velodrome event on Sunday.

Esther Allen, CEO of Spark Burntwood Charity, said:

"We are so excited to welcome such an exciting event to Burntwood. A big thanks to everyone involved in organising it.

“After the Commonwealth Games and the buzz around cycling it's great to give everyone the opportunity to try something new and fun!

“With all the fantastic changes happening at the leisure centre this is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get involved. We look forward to opening this event and seeing lots of Burntwood folk there!”

In addition to the street velodrome in Lichfield and Burntwood there will be a variety of entertainment, food and refreshments making it an event for the whole family to enjoy.

The event is being delivered by Lichfield District Council and Active Lichfield in partnership with Cocker Hoop Creative and Street Velodrome.

Published: 22 June 2023