LOCAL people will be given the opportunity to try out the new Glencraig Fife Cycle Park on the facility’s opening day, in a few weeks' time.

As part of a wider programme of community events that is being planned, local people are welcome to go along and cycle the circuit on Wednesday May 23 at a free drop in event running from 3pm until 7pm.

There’s no need to book, you’ll be given a time slot when you arrive. A limited number of bikes and helmets will be available but attendees are encouraged to bring their own!

If you can’t make it on opening day, a follow up community drop-in session will also be running on Thursday May 24, between 4pm and 8pm.

On the Wednesday adventure cyclist, Mark Beaumont, is officially opening the new facility.

Convener of Cowdenbeath Area Committee, Councillor Linda Erskine said: "This is a great opportunity for local people to try out this fantastic new facility.

"As well as putting the Lochgelly-Benarty area at the forefront of Scottish cycling, Fife Cycle Park will be very much a community facility that is set to welcome people of all ages and abilities.

"I urge locals to take advantage of these free community drop-in sessions and help us to celebrate Scotland's first cycle circuit being on our doorstep."

To keep up to date with the latest from Fife Cycle Park, follow @VeloFife on Twitter, Fife Cycle Park on Facebook or visit cyclepark.fife.scot

Fife Cycle Park secured funding contributions from sportscotland and the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

You don't need to be a pro to use the new facility, Fife Cycle Park is for everyone, regardless of age and ability.

Helmets are a must for accessing the circuit! Attendees will be allocated 15 minute slots, depending on availability.

Parking is available on site with additional parking available at Lochgelly High School from 4pm

Find out more about the new facility at cyclepark.fife.sco