Channel your inner Wiggins at sport festival

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CYCLE clubs are capitalising on Bradley Wiggins’ Olympic and Tour de France success by encouraging people to get in the saddle.

A new zone has been included at Chichester’s Get Active Festival for people who have never been on a bike before, or are looking to get back on.

The festival is being held on the same day as the London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony, September 9, from midday to 4pm in Oaklands Park.

It offers a range of activities – regardless of age or ability.

In the cycling zone, there will be a try-a-bike arena, guided cycle rides, head-to-head racing events, and local cycling clubs.

‘We will even have Bradley Wiggins-style sideburns for everyone who takes part in any of the activities in the cycling zone,’ said Cllr Eileen Lintill, who is in charge of leisure, wellbeing, and community services at Chichester District Council.