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Take the High road to bike-themed Fling in Sheffield this Bank Holiday

Highland Fling at Graves Park.....Highland cattle and their calf

Highland Fling at Graves Park.....Highland cattle and their calf

Get on your bike to one of the biggest bashes on Sheffield’s outdoor events calendar this Bank Holiday.

The Highland Fling Country Fair will return to Graves Park on Monday – and this time it has a cycling theme in celebration of the forthcoming Tour de France.

The free, family-friendly event brings a taste of the countryside to Sheffield and gives visitors a chance to see more than 80 cattle from all over the country take centre-stage, alongside racing ferrets, a fun dog show and donkey rides.

The Sheffield Steel Peloton Workshop, part of the Yorkshire Festival celebrating the Tour de France coming to the county in July, will also be there, encouraging people to get on their bikes, explore Sheffield’s parks and neighbouring countryside while keeping fit.

Creative youngsters are invited to attend bike decorating workshops, and cyclists can bring their bikes along for a full safety check.

Paul Billington, Sheffield Council head of culture and environment, said: “The Highland Fling is always a popular family event with lots of exciting things for people of all ages to get involved in, from sheep shearing to racing ferrets and riding giant tractors.

“It’s a great idea to incorporate a cycling-themed workshop into this year’s fair too.

“ I hope it inspires people to get on their bikes and see Sheffield’s parks and green spaces in all their glory in the run up to the Tour.”

Other activities at the event, which runs from 10.30am to 5.30pm, will include a funfair, a pets’ corner, art and crafts, trade stalls, a miniature steam railway, tractors, inflatable slides and a bar.

The event, in its 11th year, is being supported by the Friends of Graves Park.

 

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