Horwich Festival of Racing

Sunday 17th June sees the return of the annual British Unicycle Road Race which takes place for the 6th year as part of the Horwich Festival of Racing.

The race consists of 7 (1 mile) laps of Horwich Town Centre course. When the leader has completed 7 laps, all other competitors will be finished as they pass the finishing line. Some competitors may be finished earlier to ensure the course is free for the next race.

Parking this year is likely to be difficult as Horwich Leisure Centre (BL6 5PY) is being redeveloped and has lost its car park, so park in local streets. The roads around Horwich are closed for the day but you can still access the Leisure Centre from Exit 6, M61.

Entry fee

£15 (Adults) £10 (u18)


You can enter on-line before the event but it’s much easier to complete the TLI Cycling entry forms and pay (cash only) on the day.

To enter in advance: e-mail page00@btinternet.com. The commentator likes to have some information on the riders so could you give me some brief details or they will make it up!

Registration on the day: On arrival, register at the Horwich Bowling Hut (behind the town hall), Jones Street, Horwich, BL6 7AQ. You MUST sign a form for the insurance and get your race number.

Entry Fee £15 (Adults) £10 (under 18) payable in cash on the day. If you are under 16 you must get your parent or guardian to complete a consent form.

Participants usually gather at the small grassy area next to the town hall, bring juggling stuff and make a day of it. Toilets are next to the bowling hut and there are a few shops and pubs around to buy food.

There will be trophies for first, second and third male, first and second lady, and, first and second under 16.

You MUST wear a cycle helmet.

For more information please see http://www.horwichfestivalofracing.co.uk/