Cycling fans are in for a treat at three-day event

Scarborough Festival of Cycling.'Hairy Bob's Skate Park.'Brett Penfold, of The 3Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team shows his balancing skills.'112368h. Pic Kevin Allen'10/06/11.
Scarborough Festival of Cycling.'Hairy Bob's Skate Park.'Brett Penfold, of The 3Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team shows his balancing skills.'112368h. Pic Kevin Allen'10/06/11.

A packed programme of events is in store this weekend at the Scarborough Festival of Cycling, which runs from Friday until Sunday.

The festival gets under way on Friday with activities at Hairy Bob’s Skate park, with people of all ages being given the chance to show off thier skills.

Youth organisations will be there and alongside the bike action there will be music and baseball cap painting.

Saturday will see an interschools competition take place at Oliver’s Mount, with racing and games.

The Sports Partnership Bikeability Programme has been holding a series of grand prix events at schools and the finale will take place during the day.

British Cycling is bringing its grass track team and members of the public will be able to have a go.

On Sunday there will be a road closure at Oliver’s Mount to allow for British Cycling racing, as part of the National Youth Series.

There will be categories for men, women and older riders - register at Richardson’s cycle club.

There will also be an open challenge hill climb from 1pm to 2pm, where people can pit their wits against the steep slope.

Children’s events will also be on offer, with bikes and helmets available to borrow.