Long Mynd Cycling Festival offer 'wheelie' good time

Long Mynd Family Cycling Festival Katie Rough with her finished work of art created by cycling to turn a drum full of paint Photo: Keith Gluyas (7167806)

Long Mynd Family Cycling Festival The Rawlinson family try out the Gran Tour Go-Kart from Quest 88:- Sam, Matt, Isabel, Beth and Jack Photo: Keith Gluyas (7167838)

Long Mynd Family Cycling Festival Ben Rawlinson takes Sam, Jack, Beth and Isabel for a ride in the Wheel Chair Carrier from Quest 88 Photo: Keith Gluyas (7167850)

Long Mynd Family Cycling Festival Emma Rawlinson steers the Endurance Trike from Quest 88 around the course Photo: Keith Gluyas (7167855)

Long Mynd Family Cycling Festival Joshua Clark gets a ride on the Tandem Trike from Quest 88 courtesy of pedal-power from mum Zoe Contact for Quest 88: Martin Griffiths from Pontesbury, Shrops, 07854 438534 Photo: Keith Gluyas (7167857)

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A CYCLING Festival with something for everyone has come to an end in the hope that more people will be taking to the bike.

The Long Mynd Cycling Festival was part of a national programme of activities to promote pedal power both as a leisure activity and serious sport.

It came to a close with a family day where the emphasis was on enjoyment. The day included demonstrations and cycle safety checks as well as the opportunity for people to learn to ride at Teme Valley Leisure in Church Stretton.

Earlier in the week there had been a 10 mile evening cycle ride for ladies only.

However, a number of events had been for more serious riders including mountain bike events and rides of 55 and 92 miles taking in some of the toughest climbs in south Shropshire that tested some very fit and competitive riders.

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