Spooky goings-on at Wicksteed Park

Spooky Swap- Kettering: Wicksteed Park 'Zombies in a rickshaw!
Spooky Swap- Kettering: Wicksteed Park 'Zombies in a rickshaw!

Cycle enthusiasts enjoyed a Halloween event with a difference on Sunday at Wicksteed Park’s Spooky Swap Meet.

Visitors were treated to a range of different events including a cycle jumble sale, trade stands and the chance to ride around the park’s 1940s velodrome.

Children’s entertainment was also on offer with a carved pumpkin competition and Wicky Bear made a special appearance.

One of the event organisers, Reg Baxter, said the day was a real success.

He said: “ The event has been successful as the atmosphere has been great.

“People have been able to see some really nice bikes and the turnout has been good, despite the weather.”

One bike enthusiast even travelled from Skegness to attend the event and won the “best old bike” competition.

Neil Forster, 54, an artist and pinstriper, from Skegness, said: “ We have had a lovely day and the turnout has been good.

“ We came down to show our support and we’ve enjoyed it. It has been worth it.”

The Spooky Swap Meet was just one of a number of Halloween events which the park held of the weekend – with an adult themed Halloween party taking place on Friday, with a Rocky Horror tribute, and on Saturday Wicky Bear hosted a Little Monsters Ball.

And our four-legged friends got the chance to join in the fun too, with a Vets4Pets Spooky Stroll charity dog walk to raise money for Wiccaweys Border Collie Rescue.

Marie Phillips, marketing co-ordinator at the park, said: “Halloween is always a busy time at the Park, we have so much for families to do during this period, we have had a previous cycle events and they have been very popular.”