Cycling events aim to promote fun and fitness

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Treaure hunts, pedicures, bike rides and cycle maintenance classes will be taking place in Blyth this weekend to mark National Bike Week.

The community event on Saturday, June 14, is a celebration of cycling for fun and fitness, no matter of your age or experience.

Organised by Northumberland Adult Learning and Go Smarter Northumberland, it is hoped as many people as possible will hop-on their bikes and pedal down.

Taking place at Unit 23a Spencer Court in Blyth, there will be more than 15 different activities taking place – many with a cycling theme.

Tina Abberline, Northumberland Adult Learning locality manager, said: “Whether you’re a keen cyclist or novice wanting to find out more, we’ve got a huge amount taking place than can help you become a better cyclist.

“There will be free maintenance sessions, workshops on route planning, a cycle themed treasure hunt and we’ll have a number of expert instructors on hand to ask any cycling related questions to.”

Bike week was started by the Cyclists’ Touring Club in 1923 and aims to promote every day cycling and encourage people to switch to cycling.

For details visit www.northumberland.gov.uk