Wheely great fun at Kirkcaldy cycling festival

Fife Cycling Festival. Pics: Fife Photo Agency
Fife Cycling Festival. Pics: Fife Photo Agency

Kirkcaldy’s first cycling festival, Festivelo, attracted dozens of cyclists of all shapes and sizes to the town’s Beveridge Park at the weekend.

Beautiful sunshine helped draw visitors in their droves as the park was transformed into a huge cycleway with everything from tandems and trikes to racers and recumbent bikes on show.

Saturday’s event was put together by Make Your Move Kirkcaldy and launched the week-long Fife Cycling Festival, while marking the end of the month-long Kirkcaldy Challenge where residents and workers were invited to leave their cars at home and walk or cycle instead.

Local organisations put up information stands and did fundraising through tombolas, raffles and face painting to boost their funds, and there were cycling activities including an obstacle course and the stunt airbag, where daredevils could cycle full speed up a ramp and somersault on to a giant airbag.

The tennis courts were turned into a cycle track for all different types of fun cycles including recumbent ones (where riders are in a laid back position), tandems, choppers, wonky wheeled bikes and mini cycles.

Rachel Goulding, project co-ordinator with Make Your Move Kirkcaldy, said: “We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who attended the Festivelo event. It was brilliant to have so many groups attending and supporting it. It was a great day, with brilliant weather and fun activities for all the family.

“It was a fantastic way to end the Kirkcaldy Challenge, the Kirkcaldy Explorer Challenge and to start the Fife Cycling Festival Week.”

Fife Cycling Festival 2014 - Beveridge Park -   FIFE PHOTO AGENCY

Fife Cycling Festival 2014 - Beveridge Park - FIFE PHOTO AGENCY