The first ever VeloFest is aiming to put North Devon on the cycling calendar with a weekend cycling festival at Coxleigh Barton at Shirwell on June 23-24.

It features a host of events from a novice off road race to the 71 kilometre VeloFest Strada ride and the Grava three hour off road endurance race.

There will be plenty of activities for all ages, plus live music, street food, bar, face-painting, bouncy castles, go-karts, street performers, balance bike obstacle course, BMX style pump track and much more.

Organiser Nancy Hutchings said: “We are all very excited about this festival – we have kept children and families at the forefront when organising the event, but also making it affordable. Once you are in – entertainment is free.”

At Barnstaple Rugby Club the Bike Polo European Cup will be taking place.

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