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Thousands Of Cyclists To Take Part In Wrocław’s ‘Great Peleton’

Sunday's event forms the centrepiece of Wrocław Cycle Fest

Thousands of cyclists will take to Wrocław’s streets on Sunday for the 11th edition of Wrocław Cycle Fest

The biggest non-sporting bike event in the region, Wrocław Cycle Fest aims to promote cycling as a great mode of transport. 

The centerpiece of the bike-themed day is the ‘Great Peleton’, which takes place at 12:00pm at pl.Nowy Targ. In recent years anything between 2,000-4,000 people have peddled through the streets on their bikes to take part in the peleton. 

The number of cyclists is still growing in Wroclaw and The Great Peloton is a perfect opportunity to show our presence on the streets, claim our rights and draw the attention of authorities and drivers to safety issues.

For some of us it is one of the few occasions to ride on the road instead of the illegal but safer method of riding on the pavements. Wroclaw is one of the most prominent cycling cities in Poland. We want the to be the leader of this classification in a few years. It will be possible if the current cycling policy is continued!

Organisers of Wrocław Cycle Fest

The 8km peleton route sees cyclists navigating the city centre before finishing up on Wyspa Słodowa, where a great picnic is planned:

It is a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon with family and friends. Animations for children, shows and consultations for adults as well as groups of catering stands await the residents of Wroclaw.

There will be also attractions for cyclists such as contests with prizes, bicycle exhibitors stands,  a free Doctor Bike workshop and the possibility to buy gadgets and have bikes marked by the police. 

Organisers of Wrocław Cycle Fest

Drivers should be aware that some streets will be temporarily closed during the peleton. The full route is visible here

For more info, visit the Wrocław Cycle Fest website

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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