Bike To Castle Ward

Get on your bike to Castle Ward!

bikeshowcastleward2013smallOn Monday 27 May, Castle Ward are inviting all lovers of two wheeled transport to come down and feel the wind in their hair as they enjoy the panoramic views of Strangford Lough and the sounds of live music, as the Illegal Eagles and The Wildflowers perform on the front lawns of this unique National Trust place.

Why not make a day of it and enjoy the glorious and scenic views as you take your bike on the 55 mile round trip around the Lough.

This is the first time that this celebration has been held at Castle Ward, so everyone is getting ‘geared up’ for a great day of family fun.

The “Illegal Eagles” have established themselves as the ultimate tribute to The Eagles. The classic line up of Phil Aldridge, Keith Atack, Jeff Green, Darin Murphy and Garreth Hicklin bring all of the classic Eagles songs to life. During the day they will be supported by “The Wildflowers.” This exceptionally talented singing trio from County Down have developed a very easy listening country style with a contemporary yet Irish feel that is both unique and original.

This is bound to be an afternoon to remember!

Expecting many visitors from near and far to enjoy the weekend Jacqui Baird, Visitor Services Manager for National Trust, Castle Ward said: “This year the festival has been extended to a mega three day programme of bread, blues and bikes.  Saturday will see the second International Bread Festival, with celebrity chefs, Paul Rankin, Nick Nairn and Richard Bertinet cooking up a storm. On Sunday evening we will welcome the legendary Van Morrison to play for the first time ever at a National Trust property, and on Monday afternoon, live music from the Illegal Eagles and Wildflowers will entertain visitors on the front lawn.  Come as a group, family or individual with or without your motorbike, bicycle, or vintage bike and soak up the atmosphere at this unforgettable event.”

Castle Ward is the perfect place to get out and explore on your bike, with cycling trails on site, suitable for all ages and abilities, you can experience this wonderful place in a totally different way.

The bike celebration will be running from 10am to 5pm, on Monday 27 May with normal admission charges applying – Adult £7.30, child £3.65 , National Trust member’s are free.

For further information on the Bike festival or if you would like to book your cycle clubs attendance, please contact Castle Ward on 028 4488 1204.

For further press information contact:

Jacqueline Baird       Visitor Services Manager                028 4488 1204
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