Free & fun - the first Festivelo! hits Kirkcaldy

One young cyclist tries out the stunt airbag at a previous event
One young cyclist tries out the stunt airbag at a previous event

A free family fun day will take place in Beveridge Park next weekend to mark the launch of the Fife Cycling Festival.

Hosted by Make Your Move Kirkcaldy, Festivelo will also mark the final day of the Kirkcaldy Challenge, which encouraged people who live and work in the town to walk, cycle and use public transport as much as possible throughout May.

Councillor Neil Crooks, chairman of the Kirkcaldy area committee, said: “This will be a great day out. I encourage as many as possible to get along and take part. No matter your age or cycling ability, there’ll be something for everyone.

Fife Cycling Festival aims to encourage people to make cycling a part of their lives, and Festivelo, which runs from 11.00 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, will feature a host of free cycling related activities for the whole family to enjoy.

These will include lessons from Professor Balance, where children can learn how to ride a bike, Dr Bike sessions, where bikes can have a free check-up and small repairs done, and a wacky bike try-out where members of the public can test ride novelty cycles including a cosy bike.

Confident cyclists can try a pump track/skills course and a stunt Airbag which will help BMXers and mountain bikers try new tricks.

There will also be a bike powered water tower and pressure wash with targets from Peachy Keen and guided rides by Cyclestart around 
the park, with bike hire available.

Kingdom FM’s roadshow will be there along with a host of stalls, walks leaving from the park and a stamp point for the Kirkcaldy Explorer Challenge.

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