Free stalls at The Big Sustrans Party
By Ed Mitchell 31st August 2010
Our friends at Sustrans are holding their ‘Big Sustrans Party’ next weekend in the grounds of Caerphilly castle to mark the 15th anniversary of the fabulous National Cycle Network.
They have kindly offered their partners (Transition Initiatives included) the opportunity to have a stall free of charge. You’ll need to provide your own gazebo or tent but other than that you are welcome to come along and share what you are up to.
If you’d like to come, email Angela Spiteri for more information. In the meantime here’s an event outline (or you can read it on the Sustrans site):
The Big Sustrans Party
Caerphilly Castle, Sunday 5th September
Free Family Carnival set on the grounds outside the spectacular Caerphilly Castle
Sustrans and the Valleys Heart and Soul campaign invite you to the Big Sustrans Party at Caerphilly Castle for an unforgettable day of magical mayhem and family fun!
Join in and celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the fabulous and forever growing National Cycle Network with a fantastic line up of entertainment and activities brought to you from across the Valleys.
Here’s a taster of what’s on offer…
The ‘Wild about the Network’ Parade
The ‘Wild about the Network’ parade will celebrate the lovely wildlife that can be found on the National Cycle Network. Look out for the fabulous wildlife costumes made by children and adults from the local community and listen to the sounds of Caerphilly’s very own Samba band as we walk, cycle or dance our way around the castle on the National Cycle Network’s Celtic Trail.
Fancy making your very own nature inspired accessories for the parade? Take part in an art workshop before the parade Find out more…
Wonderful live music
Sit back (or jump around!) and enjoy a day long line up of first-class live music and performances from across the Valleys on our outdoor stage.
Activities and fun for kids
This is a boredom free zone! We have plenty in store to keep your little ‘uns happy, busy and entertained including the ‘Bug Man’, worm charming, an animal sanctuary, art and bike workshops and free cycle safety advice from one of our expert Bike It officers.
‘Green is the new black’
We are bringing the catwalk to Caerphilly Castle with our fabulous eco fashion show. Learn how to transform your wardrobe and become the envy of all your friends as our ‘Vintage Rocks’ designers show you how to spruce up your old and tired garments, and find out about the very latest bike fashion!
We have a whole host of artworks in store for you including a bike powered mini cinema, had-crafted decor, and something very exciting that you can all get your hands stuck into on the day… including the fabulous Cyclo-geographic, a fabulous discovery game exclusive to the Big Sustrans Party…
…Part treasure hunt, part discovery game, Cyclo-Geographic is designed for adventurers off all ages! With a selection of things to do, make or find, adventurers will set off from the Castle to explore, on foot or by bicycle, the National Cycle Network in and around Caerphilly.
And that’s not all! The Big Sustrans Party will explore and celebrate what a great ‘National Cycle Network’ future might look like…
Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint, live healthier lives, save some cash, and have a fun time whilst doing it. Discover where and how to explore the hidden gems of the South Wales Valleys in the great outdoors. And explore the exciting and wonderful array of wildlife that is right under your very nose.
Get a real flavour for what the National Cycle Network has to offer and sign up to one of our guided bike rides leaving from Cardiff and Pontypridd along the Taff Trail. Whatever your level, these rides are suitable for everyone. Find out more…