Wheely good fun at Preston PedalFest

Cyclists and families joined in with fitness challenges and celebrations at a city green space.

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 12:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 2:09 pm
Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. Muaz Mahmud delights in crossing the cycle ride finishing line. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016

Avenham Park hosted PedalFest on Sunday, with cycling routes of either 101km or 59km beginning in the park.

There was also a four-mile Sky Ride Local along the River Ribble. The cycling challenges were held alongside a family festival in Avenham and Miller Parks.

Visitors were able to try their hand at circus skills, children could learn to ride with balance bikes, and families were able to make smoothies with pedal power or scale the heights of a climbing wall.

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Total concentration from 7 year-old Eden Bamber as he negotiates the skills course

Coun Peter Kelly, cabinet member for culture and leisure services said :“It was great to see so many people from Preston – of all ages and abilities – show up to Avenham and Miller Parks to participate in Pedalfest’s sportive and family festival. The Sports Development team did a fantastic job, and Prestonians once again proved that a little rain won’t stop them from having fun!”

Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. Harry Chapman tackles the climbing wall. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016
Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. Katie Colling competing in the junior Go Velo race. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016
Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. Rio Charlesworth having fun at the Blackpool Circus School. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016
Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. 6 year-old Megan Cattanach with her cycling themed face painting. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016
Total concentration from 7 year-old Eden Bamber as he negotiates the skills course
Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. Harry Chapman tackles the climbing wall. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016
Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. Katie Colling competing in the junior Go Velo race. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016
Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. Rio Charlesworth having fun at the Blackpool Circus School. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016
Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. 6 year-old Megan Cattanach with her cycling themed face painting. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016