Thousands enjoy Harrogate’s Big Bike Bash

NAWN 1506201AM15 Big Bike Bash. (1506201AM15)

NAWN 1506201AM15 Big Bike Bash. (1506201AM15)

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Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the Harrogate Big Bike Bash at the weekend.

Paddington Bear kicked off the weekend’s festivities, and over 500 people watched the movie on the big screen on the Stray.

NADV 1506201AM The Big Bike Bash.(1506201AM)

NADV 1506201AM The Big Bike Bash.(1506201AM)

Over 1,300 people took to their peddles to take on the ride the route challenge making the most of the opportunity to ride traffic free through the town centre.

Cornish cyclist Chris Opie won the elite race on the Saturday and professionals Adam Blythe and Sam Bewley took part in guided rides through the district’s countryside on Sunday.

Crowds gathered in the event village to watch local acts Becky Bowe, Jonny Skinner and Purple Mafia perform.

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