Get on your bikes for some festival fun

Cyclists from across the Calderdale area are being invited to get on their bikes and join in the fun at the go:cycling Cyclefest at Wellholme Park in Brighouse.

The free event is the culmination of a programme of cycling festivals that have taken place throughout West Yorkshire this summer.

They are designed to promote cycling to people of all ages, whether they are regular riders or complete novices, and will feature a whole host of fun and interactive elements as well as valuable advice on bike maintenance.

Coun Keith Wakefield, chairman of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, said: “Go:cycling works with projects across all five West Yorkshire districts to promote cycling as a healthy alternative to the car, as well as for leisure and general exercise.

“As we’ve seen with the Tour de Yorkshire, there is a huge appetite for cycling in West Yorkshire and events such as these can only encourage more to get back into the saddle.”

Visitors to the Calderdale go:cycling Cyclefest will be able to watch three exciting trial bike stunt displays throughout the day, try a range of adapted cycles with helmets and support apparatus, bling their bikes with colourful accessories and take part in an hourly fun circular ride around Wellholme Park.

Teenagers and adults who have an interest in learning cycle mechanics can sign up to a 30 minute learn and build workshop hosted by Cycling School.

They will also be able to pick up local cycle information, including maps from the go:cycling marquee, and visit stalls from local exhibitors and cycling clubs.

The event will take place from noon to 5pm on Saturday, September 12.

Visit www.wygocycling.com for details.