health, fitness and music are the main attractions at this weekend’s Beveridge Park Festival.
And visitors are being urged to get on their bikes to come along and try out some of the many attractions on offer for all the family.
The event runs from noon to 4.00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with a youth bands afternoon on Friday and some of Fife’s top bands, including Rockhammer and Drive by Audio, playing in the Marquee on Saturday and Sunday nights. There is also be a one-off performance by Lights Out by Nine at the town’s Beveridge Park Hotel on Saturday night.
The festival kicks off with a giant Zumbathon at noon on Saturday followed by the popular Skate Jam event and competition at the skate park at 1.00 p.m. - for the latter you need to register by 12.30 p.m.
Community organisations including the Linton Lane Centre, Maggie’s Fife, Fife Society For the Blind and Fife Gilbert and Sullivan Society will have information stalls, and Team GB will be promoting sports development.
The Make Your Move Kirkcaldy team will be at the Festival all weekend to offer advice on cycling and walking in the town, with lots of great activities to try as well.
You can also pick up maps showing all the cycle routes in the local area, and find out about CycleStart rides – group rides at evenings and weekends which are aimed at newcomers to the leisure activity
There is also a free Dr Bike service at the park to check your bike and even make minor repairs on the spot.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, have a go at the timber skills trail with Middleden Mountain Bike Club (both days), or try your hand at the exciting sport of Bike Polo (Saturday only, from 2.00 p.m.).
And if you’ve still got energy left, you can make your own music by pedalling our bike powered record player.
The festival has an amazing bike stunt show from the 7 Stanes display team.
Greener Kirkcaldy will be there, offering helpful advice on how to save energy, cut your carbon footprint and other eco tips, while Fife Diet will be providing a free lunch on the Saturday from noon until 2.00 p.m. using locally sourced food.
Dennis Alexander’s new Scotch Broth show featuring traditional Scottish music for all ages will be on at noon on Sunday.
Anyone who has any raffle prizes they could donate to the committee to help raise funds for the weekend’s events can hand into the marquee on Saturday.
Tickets for the band marquee events should be bought beforehand from Kirkcaldy YMCA, while a few remaining ones for Lights Out by Nine are available from Beveridge Park Hotel.