A BIZARRE race will bring together cycling, pies and tweed.
The launch of the 2013 South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival programme gets underway next week.
It features a repeat of the popular Great Pie Tweed Race.
Sue Leffman, festival coordinator, explained: “Cyclists will take part in heats of Cycle Speedway races, dressed in traditional tweed, with winners receiving locally made pies, and the overall winner a huge 4lb pork pie, complete with bike motif.”
The celebration of all things cycling, walking and horse riding takes place on Friday, July 5, from 6.30pm, at the old Cycle Speedway Track, Hollins Park, in Sowerby Bridge.
Afterwards there will be a musical evening with live music, locally produced Thai food, local award winning beers and an outdoor screening of short films A Grand Depart and The Magic Tenner.
The actual Walk and Ride Festival will take place between Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 22 with more than 150 events from a one-mile health walk to a gruelling 47-mile mountain bike ride.
It’s organised by Pennine Prospects, set up to champion the South Pennines.