Old bikes to be re’cycle’d into art for Thetford’s Tour of Britain celebrations

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People of all ages are being invited to take part in creative workshops where old bikes will be recycled into works of art.

Two free Bike Art Family Workshops will be held in Thetford this week to celebrate the Tour of Britain’s upcoming return to the district.

The workshops will be held on Thursday and Friday (August 13 and 14) from 10am to 3pm at Kings House Gardens, in King Street, behind the town council offices.

The art workshops, which have been organised and funded by Breckland Council and are being hosted by Thetford Town Council, will be led by artist Mark Haywood.

Visitors will use old bike parts to create sculptures which will be used to decorate the Tour of Britain route through the town, with cyclists due to race through the streets on September 12.

Cllr Trevor Carter, Breckland’s Executive Member for Place, said: “These art workshops will give people a chance to roll up their sleeves and get creative. I’m sure the cycling-themed sculptures will be wonderful and will really help to set the tone for a fun and exciting visit from the Tour of Britain in September.”

The art workshops are free and open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

There is no need to book and people can turn up at any point throughout the day and stay for as long as they wish.

Experts at Keystone Green Bikes, run by Keystone Development Trust, will also be offering free bike health checks throughout the day as well as providing advice and simple maintenance to help bring people’s bikes up to scratch and get them back on the road.

For more information, go to www.breckland.gov.uk/tobcelebrations or call 01362 656336.