Museum set to celebrate cycling in all its forms

Cycling in all its forms is to be celebrated at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford this weekend.

Cyclefest - a major show devoted to cycling - takes place on Sunday (May 27).

The museum has teamed up with the Veteran Cycle Club and Aberdeen and District Cycling Association, sponsored by Senergy, as we approach the bicentenary of the invention of the cycle, by Baron Von Drais, in 1817.

Cyclefest will include a historical pageant of cycles through the years and explore as many forms of cycle sport and use as the museum site can accommodate.

A sportive - a competitive road route - will be held on Saturday (May 26). There will be three distances for novice, intermediate and expert. The shortest is 25 miles, followed by a 100km challenge and a 100-mile race. Full details and entry forms are at www.deeside.or

The sportives start and finish on the museum’s road circuit between 9am and 4pm (registration from 8am) on May 26. Headlining the guest list on Sunday will be Graeme Obree, former British World Championship cyclist. Also appearing will be The Clan, Scotland’s ultimate cycle stunt team.