Kingston Council is celebrating the completion of improvement works to Portsmouth Road and Queen's Promenade as part of the Go Cycle scheme with a family fun day.
Over the past 15 months the council has been transforming the one mile stretch of road, and to mark the completion of the Portsmouth Road works and the arrival of spring they are hosting a Portsmouth Road family fun day.
Where: Portsmouth Road (next to the Riverside Cafe)
When: Saturday April 22, 2017
Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm
The day will include activities such as face painting, a bike market and penny farthing displays to celebrate the rich history of cycling in our borough. There will also be guided bike rides with the Go Cycle trainers, so bring your bikes and don't forget a bike lock.
Find out more about the events planned for the day.
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