The sun shone on families who flocked to Millport recently to take part in a free Heritage Cycle and Bike Festival event.

The event was a family day out featuring a combined treasure hunt and cycle ride around the Cumbrae Heritage Trail.

Participants also enjoyed a Bike Festival in the grounds of the Garrison House, improving their cycling skills with tips from North Ayrshire Council’s Active Travel team.

There was provision for basic bike maintenance and repairs by Dr Bike, with eBike trials, arts and crafts and food and drink tastings also on offer.

Cyclists of all ages were encouraged to decorate their bikes for the event, with prizes awarded to the best adult and children’s decorated bike on the day.

The event was delivered by Millport CARS Project in partnership with North Ayrshire Council’s Active Travel and Tourism teams, as well as the Isle of Cumbrae Tourism Association. The aim of the event was to engage existing and new audiences with local heritage along the Cumbrae Heritage Trail and within Millport Conservation Area in an attractive and active way.

Councillor Alex Gallagher, Cabinet Member for Economy, said: “The Heritage Cycle was a fantastic event which received a lot of positive feedback from those taking part.

“As well as introducing Cumbrae’s local heritage to a new audience, the event also helped to promote active travel to all ages in a fun and engaging way.”