Corby holds a celebration of cycling

Get on your bikes – that will be the message at Corby’s celebration of cycling at the weekend.

The event is being held on Saturday outside the Cube, from 10am until 3pm.

Free and for families, it aims to encourage people to take up cycling for pleasure and as a way of discovering the town’s green spaces.

Corby councillor Paul Beattie, a keen cyclist, said: “Corby has a healthy number of work-commuting cyclists, myself included, and compared to city cycling I find it very friendly and safe.

“However, we want to encourage more people onto their bikes for recreation and leisure, to take advantage of the green spaces in the town and to make our town even healthier.

“I’d also like to see more people consider cycling as a sustainable transport option, such as the school run, trips to the shops, or to the pool or gym. Its simplicity is its accessibility to all.”

A packed programme of attractions has been put together for the cycling celebration including The Bomberdrome, a cycle wall of death display by the Ministry of Bicycles.

There will also be a cycle-powered sound system allowing people to pedal along to their favourite tunes.

Families can enjoy cycling round a mini race track, free bike checks by Adrenaline Alley’s Care4Bikes programme, a BMX mini ramp, crazy custom bikes and the launch of Corby’s cycle map.

The celebration has been organised by Corby Council and the county council.