CYCLISTS from around the county descended on Honeybourne near Evesham for the villages first ever CycleFest.

The event, hosted by the Honeybourne Bicycle Users Group, took place for the first time ever this year and was such a success it is set to become an annual occurrence.

Organiser of the cycling bonanza on Sunday, June 21, and founder of the H-BUG group, Steve Bullen, was over the moon with the way the day went.

He said: "What a wonderful day. Fabulous weather and hundreds of cyclists passing through the Honeybourne Cycling Hub enjoying fresh air and having fun.

"H-BUG riders did exceptionally well setting new personal bests, particularly on the gruelling challenge hills ride. Riding discipline was perfect at all times and, importantly, the kiddies thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

"Cycling Clubs passed through in their distinctive colours, together with many groups and independent riders.

"Charities were well represented, with the most impressive being the 58 ladies supporting Target Ovarian Cancer.

"The event exceeded my expectations, and the feeling of the riders was that it really should be an annual event. It simply can't get better than that for me.

Organisers of other events were on hand to promote their cycling events, including the Evesham Wheelers Randonee on Sunday, August 3, Shakespeare Autumn 100 on Sunday, September 14, Evesham CycleFest on Sunday, September 21 and the MacRide Tour in May 2015.