Cycling festival races into town

BMX ACTION ... at Hairy Bob's Skatepark tomorrow night
BMX ACTION ... at Hairy Bob's Skatepark tomorrow night

SCARBOROUGH’S first-ever Festival of Cycling is set to ride into town tomorrow.

The three-day event will get under way with a BMX Jam at Hairy Bob’s skate park tomorrow 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 Saturday, road racing will take place at Oliver’s Mount from 10am to 5pm, this event is being run in conjunction with Richardsons Cycle Club.

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.

And on Sunday there will be 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 Schools Sports Partnership, in conjunction with the Cycle Touring Club, British Cycling and other partners.

Debbie Richardson, of Richardsons Cycles, Castle Road, said: “This is a very exciting event for Scarborough, and also 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.

“There is a special race at this year’s event called the Adam Everingham Memorial Race, which has been named after a club member who sadly died last year.

“Adam was a keen cyclist and popular member of the club who died unexpectedly at a tragically young age.”

For further information about the three-day event contact Richardsons Cycles on 352682.