SCARBOROUGH’S inaugural Cycling Festival rolled in as a success as hundreds of bike fans hit the saddle in a range of events.
The three-day event started with a BMX Jam at Hairy Bob’s skate park on Friday evening, which saw both amateurs and professionals perform daring stunts while crowds enjoyed music, baseball cap painting and graffiti workshops.
On Saturday road racing took place at Oliver’s Mount in a closed circuit event featuring a hill climb, an inter schools “GoMTB Race”, and a memorial race in memory of Scarborough cyclist Adam Everingham who died suddenly last year aged 17.
The festival pedalled to close yesterday with family community cycle ride along the Scarborough to Whitby cinder 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: “I am delighted with how the festival has gone. Everything to do with cycling we have managed to encompass in one weekend. It is the first time all the local cycling organisations have worked together on one event, and the result has been a successful festival.”