YOUNG cyclists whizzed round the track at Bolton Arena to celebrate the Tour de France.

Bolton Hot Wheels Go-Ride Club hosted the first of two Go-Ride Tour events to encourage more children to get in the saddle.

All Go-Ride Tour events take place in a traffic-free environment and are led by club volunteers and coaches trained by British Cycling.

The organisation’s director of coaching, education and development, John Mills, said: “We have a fantastic summer of cycling ahead of us and we wanted to provide an opportunity for young riders to emulate their cycling heroes and experience the thrill of racing

"We look forward to welcoming lots of new riders to the Go-Ride Tour, which will undoubtedly be a highlight of the year for the Go-Ride programme.

"These racing events are developing the next generation of bike racers. You never know, we might also find another Laura Trott or Chris Froome.”

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