On Saturday the 10th of June Greening Gorebridge [A Climate Challenge Fund project] hosted their first Bike and Food Festival to begin highlighting the benefits of active travel and sustainable local food to the local community.
The weather didn’t look like it was going to be on our side with predictions of rain all day; as a result the bike skills track was unfortunately cancelled. However, it just rained in the morning and brightened up by the time our event started. There was a constant flow of people, with about 80 – 100 folk attending.
Dr Bike was incredibly popular, as was the face painting and smoothie bike, with constant queues for each service.
Whilst there was no track, the paved path in the park was popular with the children and their freshly repaired bikes.
Among our tasty food stalls on the day we had the pleasure of meeting the lovely people from The Food Assembly at Eskbank. They showcased and had people trying some of the delicious locally grown and made produce that the area has to offer.
We are looking forward to working with The Food Assembly to provide food for our future cooking classes and to more adults joining the kids on their bikes over the summer!
If you are interested in signing up to vegetarian cooking classes or led cycle rides in Gorebridge over the summer months, please email Michaela on michaela. jackson[@]gorebridge.org.uk and let us know what activity you are interested in and we will get back to you asap with details.