Family fun on two wheels at CycleFest

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Hundreds of people got on their bike and rode down to Daventry Country Park for the CycleFest on Saturday.

Activities to help cyclists of all abilities to get into gear included bike set-up and checks, crazy bikes to try out, a rickshaw, bike-powered Scalextric, smoothie maker, toddle bikes for the under 3s, guided rides, a ‘bike puzzle’ trail and lots more.

Daventry Country Park hosted a 'CycleFest' on Saturday, with a variety of stalls and attractions.

Daventry Country Park hosted a 'CycleFest' on Saturday, with a variety of stalls and attractions.

Visitors took part in a 10km guided cycle ride from the Country Park through to Welton and Norton led by Daventry Cycle Club. At the bomberdrome structure built by the Ministry of Bicycles group, experienced cyclists performed a series of stunts.

CycleFest was organised by Daventry District Council (DDC) alongside partners such as Halfords, Joyride Cycles, Leisure Lakes and Daventry Cycle Club.

DDC leader, Cllr Chris Millar, said: “The CycleFest event was a great success and proved to be very popular with more than 200 people taking part throughout the day.

“In particular the wonky bikes and bomberdrome went down very well. We received lots of excellent feedback which shows we are building this event up and will hopefully make it even bigger and better again next year.”