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News article created on 9 September 2015

Families encouraged to enjoy free waterside sports day

People living in Banbury will have chance to enjoy free waterside sporting activities, as part of a fun day taking place on Sunday 20 September.

The event, taking place at the Spiceball Park alongside the historic Oxford Canal, will give families the opportunity to give canoeing a try, improve their cycling skills and join a family fun run. 

We aren organising the day in partnership with Sport England, the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, and Cherwell District Council, to encourage more people to get involved with sport whilst discovering their local waterway.

Joe Sammon said: “This is a real family event aimed at getting people to try activities they may not have thought of before. Being out alongside the canal, enjoying some exercise is a great way to spend some quality time with family and friends and, best of all, it’s all right on your doorstep.”

The event is free and activities begin at 10am. Anyone attending is encouraged to bring a change of clothes and to wear suitable footwear. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Age restrictions apply to some of the activities.

For more information visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/events