AN East Renfrewshire cycling group hosted a family fun day to encourage youngsters to give two wheels a try.

Neilston Development Trust (NDT) held the Family Cycling Festival on Saturday, with dozens of enthusiasts heading to Rouken Glen Park for a wheely great time.

The group, formerly known as Pedalwise, organised the event as part of the Big Bike Revival – a national campaign that encourages more people to get cycling.

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This was NDT’s fourth Family Cycling Festival at Rouken Glen Park and was delivered in association with the GET (Grow, Eat and Travel) Local project, supported by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The event featured a host of free activities, including an off-road bike trail, electric bike try-outs and the chance to use pedal power to create fruit smoothies.

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There were also free repair and maintenance sessions to help people get their bikes in shape, as well as a drop-off point for unwanted bicycles and bike recycling.

Organisers now hope that, with the success of Saturday’s event, they can help to make East Renfrewshire a leading local authority for the number of people cycling for recreation, as well as to work and school.

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