A CYCLING instructor from Chorley will be amongst the people lining up for a parade of vintage and unusual bikes through a Lancashire village.

Mark Sheffield, from Chorley Sports Partnership, will be in the saddle of a 40-year-old bike for the event in Croston on Sunday, May 28.

The ride will be the highlight of 'CycleFest', the brain child of cycling-mad Damian Fearon and Jon Back, who are calling for people to sign up now.

Jon said: "We’re celebrating the history of bikes and cycling.

"The mini festival is another way to get the message out there about how fantastic cycling is as a sport.

"It’s not all about lycra and cycling 100 miles, cycling is a sport that families and all ages can participate in for very little cost.’

Twin Lakes Velo Cafe, owned by Jon and Damian, is staging an afternoon event after the ride, which begins at 2pm, that they have dubbed ‘CycleFest’.

Mark said: ‘Cycling is great for fitness, your social life and beating traffic jams.

"I own a number of bikes but the one I will ride for the parade is approaching 40 years old. My dad bought it new in 1979 and it was his primary mode of transport for years.’

As well as independent traders, there will be local cycling club members on hand to talk about getting into the sport and free bike maintenance tips from bike mechanic Paul Kenyon.

He said: "Lots of people abandon their old bikes or stop riding because of something that can be easily fixed. I’m looking forward to showing local bike owners how easy it is to repair a puncture or adjust a brake so they can get out on two wheels this Summer.’

The event will also include a BBQ and craft ales running alongside in the pop-up bike village at Twin Lakes Velo Cafe.

Full details and how to sign up for the parade can be found on the cafe’s Facebook page.