Visitors urged to leave car at home as Worcester set for annual Show - The Worcester Observer

Visitors urged to leave car at home as Worcester set for annual Show

Worcester Editorial 13th Aug, 2022   0

VISITORS to this year’s Worcester Show are being encouraged to consider leaving their cars at home and instead use public transport or walk or cycle to the event.

Worcester Show takes place on Sunday (August 14) at Pitchcroft Racecourse and whilst parking will be available near the site, people travelling from outside Worcester are encouraged to use local train and bus services.

Pitchcroft is just a five-minute walk from Crowngate bus station and only ten minutes away from Worcester Foregate Street railway station.

Local residents are urged to combine their fun day out with exercise and fresh air – by cycling or walking. There will be signs to the show from popular cycling and walking routes around the city, meaning that the whole family can pop along without even taking the car.

Worcester City Council has been working with Bike Worcester to emphasise the show is the ideal opportunity to encourage more people to take to two-wheeled transport – or indeed just to walk.

At the show there will be opportunities to try out e-bikes and go on short rides around popular routes.

Ian Hilton-Turvey of the Friends of Worcester Show said: “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Show, there will be so much to see and do – it really promises to be a great day out for all the family!”

“My thanks go to all the people who have worked so hard to put on this much-loved event and to all the city folk who have showed their skill and creativity with their competition entries.

“With temperatures set to be around 30 celsius on the day, I’d like to remind people to bring a bottle of water, and to wear sun cream and a hat.”

ska band [spunge] will be among those on the main stage

A thrilling line-up of live music has now been confirmed for the day, topped by ska band [spunge], who have supported Green Day and will be leading the bill on the big day, on the stage vacated by Tom Jones just the day before.

Other attractions will include a Mela marquee, traditional merry-go-round, bouncy castles, face painting and a sports zone. There will be a wide variety of food and drink on offer as well as an array of market stalls and independent stalls.

The show is delivered by Worcester City Council, supported by the Friends of Worcester Show, and for 2022, in partnership with Worcester BID, Worcester Timber Products and Chin Badger Media.

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