A wheelie great first bike festival

Newspaper: Wakefield Express.
Story: Cycling event/open day held in Thornes Park, Wakefield.
Local youths take part in a variety of fun competitions.
Reporter: Gemma Jimmison.
Photographer: Andrew Bellis
email: andrewbellisphotography@gmail.com
Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB
Mobile: 07885 426 523
Photo date: 29/04/17
Picture ref: AB122f0417
Newspaper: Wakefield Express. Story: Cycling event/open day held in Thornes Park, Wakefield. Local youths take part in a variety of fun competitions. Reporter: Gemma Jimmison. Photographer: Andrew Bellis email: andrewbellisphotography@gmail.com Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB Mobile: 07885 426 523 Photo date: 29/04/17 Picture ref: AB122f0417

Families packed into Thornes Park for a celebration of life on two wheels.

A BMX competition, stunt displays, skills courses, unicycling and pirate-themed bike rides were just some of the activities on offer at the park’s first family cycling festival on Saturday.

The day also marked the start of a new bike hire scheme at Thornes Park Stadium, which will also be introduced at Pugneys Country Park from this Saturday.