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Team BikefestLast year we had a successful event which saw around 800 people come along on the Saturday. This was the second annual Bikefest Scotland event, a pre-cursor to the 22nd annual Scottish Bikeathon.

While the rain stayed off visitors enjoyed a variety of activities from teeny tots' races to mountain bike ride-outs, and from a gentle spin on a vintage bike to "big air" over The Airbag. 

The many school-children who came along participated in a variety of cycle races, and all were rewarded with their own "gold" medal by genuine gold medal-winning Paralympian, David Smith.

The medals, flags and many other details, which made the Bikefest special in this Commonwealth Games year, were provided courtesy of the "Celebrate" Commonwealth Fund at the National Lottery.

Non-cyclists were also catered for, with a varied range of interesting stalls on offer, providing anything from The Auld Alliance's strawberries and cream to soothing massage from Naomi Russell Therapies, or from a hearty hog roast to the home made delights provided by the ever-reliable WRI.

One of the organising team, Iona Malcolm, told The Strathy, "I can't thank everyone enough for all the hard work they put in to make this event happen" she said of "Team Bikefest." "I also want to thank all the stall-holders and, of course, all the fine folk who turned out, rain or shine, to make this a wheely special day!"