A MEMORIAL cycle race will be held on Saturday in memory of a Scarborough teenager who died suddenly last year.
Adam Everingham was just 17 years old when he died while cycling in Ramshill Road in March 2010.
The Yorkshire Coast College student fell from his bike between Sainsbury’s Local and the Ramshill Hotel, where members of the public and paramedics tried to resuscitate him.
Adam was a former pupil at Scalby School and was a member of the Rounders youth drama group at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
His memory is being honoured during Scarborough Festival of Cycling, which is taking place all weekend.
The three-day event starts tomorrow with a BMX Jam at Hairy Bob’s skate park from 5pm to 10pm.
There will be displays by the 3Sixty demonstration team and the event will also feature hip hop music, baseball cap painting and grafﬁti workshops.
On the Saturday road racing will take place at Oliver’s Mount from 10am to 5pm.
The closed-circuit event is open to people of all ages. There will also be a hill climb and an Inter Schools “Go MTB Race”, which will take place on the grass area within the top circuit.
Saturday’s programme will also feature the Adam Everingham memorial race.
Adam was a keen cyclist and was a member of Richardson’s Cycle Club, who are helping to organise the road racing.
A club spokesman said: “The road racing is a very exciting event for Scarborough and for Richardsons Cycle club.
“We have a number of our own club members taking part and from the entries received so far, we know that both local clubs and those from further afield will be racing so the competition will be intense.”
The festival will draw to a close on Sunday with a family community cycle ride along the Scarborough to Whitby cinder track.
People are welcome to join the ride any time from 10am. Those starting at the Scarborough end will be able to park at Sainsbury’s in Falsgrave and anyone starting in Whitby should head to the Railway Arch.
Participants can complete the whole distance or a shorter section of the track.
The event is being organised by the Scarborough and Filey Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Cycle Touring Club, British Cycling and other partners.
Mike Tildsley, partnership development manager, said: “There will be something for everybody during the weekend and we want to make sure everyone enjoys themselves.
“We’ll then try and build on it year on year.”
For more information go to the event’s Facebook page, titled Scarborough Festival of Cycling.
l Look out for coverage of the festival in the Evening News.