Chichester District Council organises Get Active festival

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VISITORS to this year’s Get Active festival in Chichester will be able to use pedal power to make their own tasty fruit smoothies.

A smoothie bike – a custom-built bike with a blender driven by pedal power – will be one of the attractions at Chichester District Council’s Get Active festival.

The event is on Sunday, September 11, from midday to 4pm at Oaklands Park.

Thirsty cyclists get the opportunity to pick their ingredients, pedal and then enjoy the smoothie for free.

Sports, play and horticultural activities will fill the park for the annual festival.

More than 20 local sports’ groups will be offering free taster sessions for all the family, including: fencing; dance workshops; fun inflatables; golf; circus skills; football; cricket; climbing wall; and, martial arts.

The afternoon will also feature demonstrations from Spirits of Ishtar belly dancers; gymnastics and a rowing challenge from Westgate Leisure.

For younger children there will be a play village and a giant open sand pit.

Healthy refreshments will also be on offer.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, cabinet member for leisure and wellbeing, said: “This is a free event for the community to come and try a wonderful variety of different activities, meet local clubs and Get Active.

“There will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

“Visitors are able to see and try a range of sports and activities on offer in the district and maybe take up a new sport.

“I would encourage all residents to try out the smoothie bike. What better way to encourage people to be healthy than by combining physical activity with healthy eating?”

The festival is part of Chichester’s Big Weekend.

If you would like further information about the festival, please call Chichester District Council on 01243 534799.

For more information about Chichester’s Big Weekend see www.chichester.gov.uk/bigweekend