Corby celebrates the joys of cycling

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Keen cyclists are in for a treat with a weekend of events and displays at Corby this month.

Cyclefest 2014, organised by the borough council and Northamptonshire Highways, takes place from Thursday, August 28, until Saturday, August 30.

The festival will start with a charity family cycling event on Thursday, August 28, starting at 6.30pm, at Rockingham Speedway.

On Friday, August 29, starting at 7.30pm, there will be a cycle-powered cinema at The Core theatre showing the Armstrong Lie. Tickets can be booked through The Core by calling 01536 470470.

The rest of the cycling events will take place outside Corby Cube and activities will include Electric Corby’s cycle-powered smoothie maker, bike workshops with free repairs, a pedal-powered sound system, a BMX half-pipe display and crazy bikes.

Corby Council’s cycle champion, Cllr Paul Beattie, said: “Cycling is something that is becoming very prominent in Corby, from youngsters using the ramps at West Glebe Park and signing up to use Adrenaline Alley, to people choosing to cycle to work rather than taking the car.

“Cycling is the more eco-friendly and a healthier travel option, so we’re happy to support this event and hopefully it will encourage more people to get on their bikes and leave the car at home.”