Pedal power

IF YOU’RE stuck for entertainment this weekend, there’s free, family fun at Kelvinhall.

There’s a two-day, special Cycling Gymkhana event which will thrill the Easter kiddies.

It commemorates the original Cycling Gymkhana which formed part of the entertainment during the Great International Exhibition — 111 years ago in 1901.

Set up by the Fish and Game Theatre Company, it promises two days of unique fun.

The Mistress of Ceremonies is Eilidh MacAskill who will be tweedily dressed in full Victorian cycling costume, complete with big bloomers and leg-o-mutton sleeves.

The packed afternoons will see: a musical drill of synchronised cycling, original music by the house band led by Kim Moore of Zoey Van Goey, a prize-giving ceremony for the Best Dressed Bike (decorate your own and bring it along for the chance to win a great prize), stalls from a range of cycling organisations and bike-inspired artists, a short history lesson on the importance of the bike to society and novelty races such as the Bicycle (Easter) Egg and Spoon Race, run by a team of female bicycle racers.

The Cycling Gymkhana is part of a triptych of performance events by Fish and Game celebrating the bicycle as an agent for change and a symbol of universal freedom as part of a collaboration between Behaviour festival and Glasgow Museums.

Although the event is free, you need to acquire tickets by calling 0141 565 1000 or visiting the Arches at 253 Argyle Street.

You can also visit www.thearches.co.uk.