HUNDREDS of families took part in cycling activities over the summer holidays to encourage people to use bicycles as a mode of transport.

The bike bonanza, run by My Journey Wokingham, saw more than 150 have a go on balance bikes, recumbent tricycles and pedal bikes.

On the day, a total of 66 bikes were loaned to people and cycling instructors were on hand to help children who were learning to ride a bicycle for the first time.

The Safer Roads Berkshire team ran a 60-second cycle challenge, with 42 people taking part and doing their best to win a prize.

A Wokingham Borough Council spokesman said: "It is fantastic to see so many people getting involved with cycling through the My Journey team at Finchampstead Community Fun Day.

"There were a host of great activities on offer for those who attended, whether it was making their own smoothie with pedal power or challenging themselves on the bike obstacle course."

Cycling enthusiasts also bought their own bikes to be checked at the 'Doctor Bike' surgery, while many others got their punctures repaired or made themselves a smoothie on a pedal-powered machine.

The spokesman added: "Events like this give the local community a chance to come together and enjoy the outdoors. Cycling is one of the best ways to get out and see the Wokingham borough, so hopefully this event helped to encourage even more people to get on their bikes for exercise or as a means of transport."