This is a free guided walk by Jim Steele celebrating the beauty of the creatures that live near the viaduct. meet in Newtons Lane Car Park, off Shilo Way at 10:00am on Sunday April 23rd.
The Raleigh company has been around for a long time, but not quite as long as the Bennerley Viaduct! The cycle maker started its life on Raleigh Street in 1885, once had a works in Ilkeston and now has its main showroom and distribution centre in Eastwood just a short bike ride away from the viaduct. What could be more natural than for the cycle giant and the “Iron Giant” to join forces?
You have the unique opportunity to discover the wonders of Bennerley Viaduct on a Raleigh electric bike on a weekend event on the 6th and 7th of May.
Starting at Raleigh UK in Eastwood, you will get the opportunity to hear about the history of Bennerley Viaduct and its future plans whilst enjoying light refreshments. You can also browse all the latest Raleigh electric bikes in their new showroom before being kitted out with a Raleigh electric bike.
Once kitted our, you will ride in a group on the Erewash Valley Trail to Bennerley Viaduct where you will hear about Sustrans exciting plans to bring the viaduct back into use as a centrepiece of the areas walking and cycling trails.
There will be two rides on both Saturday and Sunday taking place at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on both days. The event is likely to be heavily oversubscribed so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In order to book a place, please BOOK HERE