Bike fest is wheely good fun

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Res­i­dents of Ruther­glen got on their bikes on Satur­day for a cy­cling fes­ti­val in Over­toun Park.

The event was or­gan­ised by Cam­Glen bike town and fea­tured a host of ac­tiv­i­ties and stalls. And what’s more, the sun shone brightly to make it a per­fect day to celebrate all things two-wheeled.

Res­i­dents in Ruther­glen got on their bike on Satur­day when they en­joyed Camlen Bike Town’s Cy­cling Fes­ti­val in Over­toun Park.

The event proved a great suc­cess, with around 150 peo­ple turn­ing out to en­joy the sum­mer sun­shine on the day.

Rad­worx en­joyed an in­ter­ac­tive BMX work­shops while Cy­cling Scot­land’s goMTB skills track paid a visit.

Groups such as NHS La­nark­shire, South La­nark­shire anti- so­cial be­hav­iour team, Friends of Over­toun Park and Over­toun Park Com­mu­nity Grow­ing Pro­ject were also there hand­ing out in­for­ma­tion.

Per­haps the favourite stall though was Bru­cie’s Amaz­ing Pedal- Power Sound Sys­tem, which had at least one lo­cal a lit­tle flum­moxed.

Bike Town’s Jim Ewing laughed: “That went down a storm, and there was ac­tu­ally one wee girl who didn’t be­lieve it would work so we got ev­ery­one to stop ped­alling and the mu­sic stopped.

“You should have seen her face.

“It was a great day, there was good mix of cy­cling groups and lo­cal com­mu­nity groups.”

Among those en­joy­ing the fun was Coun­cil­lor Robert Brown, who said: “It was clear that a lot of both young peo­ple and adults en­joyed the event and some were mo­ti­vated to take up cy­cling for the first time.

“Bike Town is a re­ally suc­cess­ful pro­ject and I am very glad to be in­volved with it. The po­ten­tial to grow in­ter­est and par­tic­i­pa­tion in cy­cling in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang is tremen­dous – par­tic­u­larly on nice days like Satur­day.

“I had a go on the static bike but I think I need to build up my stamina!”

Fam­ily af­fair The Inglis fam­ily - mum Heather and dad David with Katie (5) and Han­nah (10) - ar­rive at the event

Pedal power David Pa­ton from Cam­bus­lang tries out the ob­sta­cle course

In tune Graeme Bell of Cam­glen Ra­dio tries out the bike-pow­ered karaoke

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