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Eureka Park Cycle Show gives people of all ages chance to try out cycling

Cyclo-cross, KMX karts, children's cycling and bikes from through the ages were all on the agenda at the Eureka Park Cycle Show on Saturday, June 18.

The event gave people of all ages the chance to try out cycling, as well as providing the ideal viewing point to watch some of the world's finest riders race past as part of the Aviva Women's Tour 2016.

From Active Nation's watt and spin bikes to Cycle Derby's Cyclo-X and the Bolsover Xtreme Wheels team, there was something to suit every taste at the free event which marked the start of a summer of cycling.

Stuart Batchelor, South Derbyshire District Council's Director of Community and Planning, said: "There was a real buzz around the Aviva Women's Tour passing through the District and we wanted to use it to inspire people to get involved and discover the many benefits of cycling."

The focus was on fun, with children able to get some top tips through SDDC's Sport and Health team's Early Riders scheme, while experts were on hand to help adults keen to take to two wheels.

As well as the Eureka Park Cycle Show, there was a 'Discovery Weekend' at Swadlincote's Green Bank Leisure Centre from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19, where cycling was one of the free activities on offer.

'Cycle Sundays' are to be introduced this autumn at venues around South Derbyshire, with more details of cycling opportunities in the District available in a newly published special edition 'What's On' guide. The document can be downloaded at www.south-derbys.gov.uk or picked up from Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, in West Street.