The first half of the ‘Cycling Festival in the Park’ will take place place on Saturday from 11am to 3pm in Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick. The event will be repeated on Sunday 5 September.

The events are planned ahead of this month's Tour of Britain race which involves a stage between Hawick and Edinburgh on 11 September.

There will be an opportunity to come and try the Hawick Community Pump Track, take part in cycle speedway racing, cycle football and find out more about cycling opportunities in and around the town.

Live Borders, Cycling UK, Hawick Cycling Club and Cycling Without Age Scotland will all be in attendance.

Youngsters will also be able to join in Bookbug sessions, there will be treasure, and Hawick Museum will be exhibiting the History of Hawick Cycling and the Ken Laidlaw Story.

More information can be found on the Hawick Festival of Cycling Facebook page.

Councillor Mark Rowley, Executive Member for Economic Regeneration and Finance said: “I’d like to pay tribute to all those in the Hawick community that have absolutely embraced the opportunity of the Tour of Britain coming to the Scottish Borders and developed a fantastic range of events in the lead up to the race itself, which the Council and others have been able to support.

“Investing in attracting the Tour of Britain back to the Scottish Borders is part of the Council’s commitment to bringing the highest quality national and international events to the region and delivering long term benefits, in this case both economic and by encouraging all ages to take up or get back into cycling.