The Milton Keynes Marathon is on 29 April 2012 and will become a highlight in the city’s calendar. But this is a city marathon with a difference, combining the advantages of city race with the fresh air and greenery of a run through the countryside. MK Marathon will tick all the boxes, whether you are looking for a big, well organised event with backing from local organisations or you want a run that will take you close to nature and out into open spaces.

 

The course is on closed roads and cycle paths. With a big finish at stadiummk, state of the art 30,000 capacity home of MK Dons FC, the new marathon is attracting attention. Commonwealth Games medallist Liz Yelling is an ex resident and says, “It’s great to see an exciting new Marathon coming to Milton Keynes. This lovely course offers real potential for both beginners and experienced runners to have a great race”.

The race passes through parklands, lakes and woodlands. The original design of MK aimed for a "forest city" and there are now over 20 million trees keeping its pollution levels low. Make a weekend of it with the marathon website www.miltonkeynesmarathon.co.uk giving details on accommodation ranging from large hotels to camp sites.

 

Attractions include indoor real-snow skiing and snowboarding, rock-climbing and indoor sky-diving. Wakeboarding and waterskiing, golf, cycling, karting, and climbing are also on offer. Milton Keynes Theatre hosts West End productions and within easy reach are Woburn Safari Park, Whipsnade Zoo and Bletchley Park, historic site of secret British code breaking during WWII. And there are always those famous shops!

Next event date:

29 April 2012

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A rich man’s luxury and the poor man’s transport - that sums up the cycling culture of India. But with the growing popularity of one of the best cycling races of the world, i.e., Tour de France, Giro d’ talia and Vuelta a Espana; India finally found its way into the world of professional cycling with its first race in India, the Mumbai Cyclothon - Tour de Mumbai 2010 - February 21. The race was conducted in live-wire city of Mumbai, Maharashtra; being the initiative of ID Sports, company headed by Dr. Akil Khan - CMD.
 
With its humble, yet glorious start, Mumbai Cyclothon in 2010 bagged Saxo Bank – Denmark, amongst other cycling teams, along with the support of the glorious and world-renowned Bollywood charmer, Salman Khan. And yet, the presence of the legendary cyclist, Eddy Mercks, is etched as the highlight of the race. Same year, the organising company went ahead with another cycling race, Tour de Delhi, in the heart of the city of Delhi, with national and international cyclists being cheered by the likes of Chief Minister of the State. The revolution had begun; Mumbaikars and Delhiites were gushing on the streets with their bikes, cycling as a sport in India had arrived.
2012 will witness a more enthusiastic and promising front from ID Sports, with Tour de India 2012. It looks to revolutionalise not only the way the sport is perceived in India but also the mechanism of the race/event itself. It intends to travel across in one of the most vibrant cities of India, laying a strong foothold in the country by encouraging more and more mass participation along with the professional races. It will travel from Delhi, Pune, Nashik and Mumbai; which will have 1 professional category and 4 mass participation categories.  Races will be clubbed with fashion shows culminating into a grand TV Programme on the final race day promoting the driving campaign of TDI- Find India’s Lance Armstrong which is aimed to achieve the broader vision and objective of the event  - to support talented Indian cyclist and help him participate in the international races throughout the world - by under going a training programme at the UCI, the world body of cycling.  The cause will be facilitated by charity though the campaign.

Next event date:

22-29 January 2012

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