Bike and borrow festival is back for its fifth year

Hairy bikers  take a barrow seat at a previous  Scorton's Bikes & Barrows Festival
Hairy bikers take a barrow seat at a previous Scorton's Bikes & Barrows Festival

Scorton Bikes & Barrows Festival is back this weekend for its fifth action packed year.

The three day May Day bank holiday festival sees the Wyre village filled with decorated bicycles and wheelbarrows and an action packed programme of events and entertainments.

Some of the barrow and bike exhibits will be themed, some will relate to current affairs and all are guaranteed to raise a smile.

The event is a popular attraction for all age groups bringing families, cyclists, runners, walkers and other visitors into Scorton. It is also an important fundraiser for the village.

The build up to the Festival included last week’s Grand Auction which raised £4,500 towards village projects, with more than 50 donations of gifts and promises.

The Festival itself kicks off with a mass cycle round the village at 7pm on Friday evening, following the judging of the outdoor exhibits.Events include a music festival, dog show, sheep racing, food and craft fair, children’s games, treasure trails, 10k run, family cycle rides, Rose Queen day, wheelbarrow racing, cream teas, art festival, brass band concert and morris dancing.

Refreshments are served all weekend by local volunteers and an additional parking area is provided to help ease traffic through the village.

Festival spokesperson Annie Collinson said: “Bikes and Barrows raises money for village projects so we hope that lots of people will steer themselves to Scorton on as many wheels as they wish, over the bank holiday weekend. It’s a great example of the village coming together and putting on a fabulous display for residents and visitors alike. There are so many events to please all tastes.”