22nd September 2018
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Cycling, sunshine and music amongst marigolds

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About one hundred cyclists saddled up for the Summer Cycle in Lerwick this afternoon.

From peerie pedallers to adult road bikers, and even a tandem, folk enjoyed the sunshine and winding course around King George V Park and the Up-Helly-A’ route.

Brae High School depute primary headteacher Billy Forsyth was enjoying the day with his family, he was out cycling with wife Diane, daughter Sanna, 10, and Tom, seven.

The sun was out for this years Gig in the Gardens that attracted a large number of families. Photo: Dave Donaldson.

The sun was out for this years Gig in the Gardens that attracted a large number of families. Photo: Dave Donaldson.

He said it was great to see so many people out on their bikes.

“We live out in Quarff so we don’t have areas especially where the kids can get going.

With sunglasses weather continuing into the afternoon, cyclists and music lovers alike enjoyed a gig in the Jubilee Flower Park.

The music amongst the marigolds was a real treat, with the South Mainland Young Fiddlers kicking things off with a lively and varied set of tunes.

Young fiddler Fraser Tait played a delightful collection of reels and a moving slow aire Time for Thought.

Arthur Nicholson followed with a collection of well-crafted, self penned songs.

He did his best to keep the clouds away with a full-bodied rendition of The Beach Boys’ God only Knows.

Maggie Adamson and Brian Nicholson played a mixture of traditional tunes and lighter numbers including I wanna be like You from the Jungle Book.

Tasty scones and teas were on offer and Lisa Ward and friends served up a helping of rock to finish off the afternoon.

About Adam Guest

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as a senior news reporter at The Press and Journal, The Barnsley Chronicle and as a freelance reporter for The Doncaster Free Press. Alongside news reporting I specialise in music and sports journalism. Pork pie lover.

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