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PEDAL power will be in full force for the next week or so in Chichester.

The city’s cycling festival begins on Saturday and runs until the following Sunday.

Among the highlights is a cycle to work day on Tuesday, when scores of people across the Chichester district are expected to ditch their cars for the day.

A cycling jumble sale takes place on Saturday at St Paul’s Church Hall, in Northgate, from 9am to 2pm.

A pedal-powered cycling film will be shown at the University of Chichester, in the dance studio at Bishop Otter Campus, on Sunday at 12.30pm, 3pm and 6pm.

Former Olympian and Tour de France rider Colin Lewis will be giving a talk, as well as well-known cyclist Josie Dew.

For full festival details see chichester.gov.uk/cycling.

Councillor John Connor, who is in charge of environment in Chichester district, said: ‘We’re supporting the cycling festival to foster a culture of cycling. Cycling not only helps to reduce traffic congestion but helps promote health and wellbeing.’