Traditional ice-cream business makes most of bank holiday sunshine.

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A father and son duo made the most of the bank holiday sunshine with their first weekend of their new business enterprise.

Mark Lloyd and son George, 18, have started selling ice-cream on the Bilton to Ripley Greenway from their traditional push bike ice cream cart.

Mark explained he wanted to give his sons, George and Charlie, 17, a summer job that would get them outdoors and give them some business experience.

He said: “Last year George worked in a shop so was stuck inside all day, it’s great for them to be outdoors at this time of year.”

Harrogate Grammar School leaver George was working the very next day after he left school.

He said: “This is my summer job before I go to York University to study business management.”

Financial director Mark Lloyd said: “We are selling Brymor ice-cream and Harrogate Spa water. We are also carrying a water bowl for dogs and a bicycle pump for any cyclists in need.

“We have had to buy a bumper chest freezer to keep all the stock at home.”

Even MP Andrew Jones couldn’t resist stopping for an ice-cream and a chat after the Bilton to Ripley cycle launch.

“It’s a great idea,” he told George.

Mark said he will be leaving his two sons to man the cart most of the time.

He said: “We’ll be here every weekend and sunny day from now until October.

“I might give them a hand cycling the cart down, it’s quite heavy you see!”