This is pretty awesome; Frome has got its very own bike festival - the VeloJam! Organised to celebrate the Tour of Britain (which is coming through Frome the following day) the VeloJam will see a range of activities:
Dr Alex Moulton (inventor of the small-wheeled bicycle that bears his name) will be giving a talk at the Cheese and Grain. The Market Yard car park will feature a display by the Animal Relentless Mountain Bike Stunt Team, Professor Crump’s Crazy Bike Circus Show and Charge Bikes who will be holding a 'longest trackstand' competition (winner keeps the bike!). The Cheese and Grain is also hosting a static spinning time trial contest (like rollerpaluza), whilst Dennis Talbot, ex-pro rider and European Madison champion in 1952, mingles with the crowds.
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The inaugural Catherine Hill Cobble Wobble (an uphill time trial over 6,000 cobbles with riders setting off at two-minute intervals from 6.30pm) should be a real laugh (assuming it doesn't rain), the shops will be open and there'll even be refreshments at the top of the hill thanks to the local cafes.
But if that all seems a bit much the Milk Street Brewery has come up with a new ‘Cobble Wobble’ ale, which will be sold in The Griffin in Milk Street and the Cheese and Grain Bar.
The plan is to make this an annual event which would be fantastic for local cycling! Hope to see you there on Wednesday (we'll be the ones timing the Cobble Wobble!)....