An impressive 52 riders turned out for Crawley’s family bike ride on Sunday, the hottest day of the year so far.
The cycle route started at Oriel High School in Maidenbower and took riders to Nymans gardens in Handcross where they enjoyed free entry to the National Trust site.
The route followed National Cycle Route 20 and was part of Bike Week which ran from June 18-26.
The week also saw Crawley Council team up with Ahead Cycles to offer The Bike Doctor, free health checks for bikes followed by a 10 per cent discount on repairs at Ahead Cycles.
Bike Buddies also ran from Three Bridges Station at 8am from Monday to Friday helping people learn the best routes to Manor Royal and K2 Crawley, also helping them gain confidence on their bikes.
Councillor Lenny Walker, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “There was more to do in Crawley this Bike Week than ever before. The family bike ride was a great success and a good way to discover new parts of Crawley as well as visiting a nearby National Trust property.
“Bike Week has given more Crawley bike owners the skills and confidence to get out on two wheels this summer.