CYCLISTS will be heading to York’s Rowntree Park this weekend when a Festival Of Cycling is staged.

All types of pedal-powered bikes, from everyday two-wheelers to specialised three and four-wheelers, along with mega bikes seating up to eight people, will be available for people to try out.

There will also be daredevil cycling stunt shows from The Clan on Saturday and Savage Skills on Sunday. BMX fans can also try out their skills.

The festival runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with free admission.

The last two Festivals Of Cycling were run as part of the Cycling City initiative, but the event is now part of iTravel York, an initiative funded from central government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund to encourage non-congesting modes of travel, to improve air quality and to help boost the local economy.

There will therefore be information on walking, bus travel, journey planning, and car sharing, and electric vehicles from Toyota, Mia and Smart will be on show.