New Cycling Event at the Tank Museum

A new family-friendly cycling event will take place at The Tank Museum on Bank Holiday Monday, 1 May 2023.

At the Tracks and Wheels event, visitors will be able to witness gravity-defying cycling feats from Urban Display stunt cyclists and have the opportunity to join in on the arena action with a thrilling tracked vehicle ride (£4pp).

“Since the COVID pandemic, cycling has grown in popularity, with more kids exploring the outdoors on their bikes,” said Events Manager Tom Holmes. “The Tank Museum is beautifully situated in the Dorset countryside and surrounded by cycle paths; this event is the perfect fit”.

The history of cycling in the UK spans over 180 years, and bicycles were extensively used in wartime. The British Army saw the benefits of the bicycle and formed a specialist Army Cyclist Corps in 1914. Children can learn all about their wartime role with the interactive object handling session being held on the day.

The Urban Display team put on a daring show.

Dorset Police will be on site demonstrating how cycling safety can be improved, and how speed and agility can be tested on their Batak reaction wall. Families will be able to get hands-on with lots of activities throughout the day, such as airsoft, trying out e-bikes, and exploring The Tank Museum’s interactive exhibitions.

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