FAMILIES are being invited along to a cycling event which is set to be held in Barrhead this summer.

The event, which is receiving funding from EventScotland as part of their Community Cycling Fund will take place in Cowan Park on Saturday, June 24.

The Family Festival of Cycling will be a “good old fashioned gala style day".

The event will feature a funfair, stalls, bike repairs, and police marking bikes.

There will also be bikes to giveaway or on sale at a low cost, bikes to try including electric and vintage.

Meanwhile, it will also include mini races, cyclo-cross, family ride bikes, and general entertainment.

Organisers of the event say the day is about promoting the 2023 UCI World Championships that will be held in Glasgow and across Scotland.

It will also promote cycling as a sport and a family activity.

The event comes as part of 24 being held across the country celebrating the power of the bike, with all of the events receiving funding from EventScotland.

Robbie Clyde, head of EventScotland, said: "The 24 events being supported through the Community Cycling Fund will give people the chance to discover the joy riding a bike can bring to their everyday lives in a fun and safe environment, while also helping create a lasting benefit from our hosting of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.”

Angus Robertson, culture secretary, added: “As we get closer to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships being held across Scotland, it’s the perfect time for people to explore cycling in their local area.

"This funding will help communities up and down the country celebrate cycling, with many of the free events designed to encourage people to get involved in cycling, no matter their ability."