Get into Olympic spirit with community games

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BICESTER will host two events this month so residents can share in the spirit of the Olympic Games.

First up is the Bure Park Community Games next Sunday, August 12, running from 2pm to 10.30pm in the area around the Bure Park School field and Bure Farm pub in Lucerne Avenue.

Games and activities will include races, aunt sally, music and art, face painting and a bouncy castle. Visitors can also watch the London 2012 closing ceremony.

The community games are being supported by Cherwell District Council (CDC) and Get Oxfordshire Active (GO Active), as well as local volunteers.

Most activities will be free, but small charges will apply to some.

George Reynolds, CDC’s deputy leader, said: “Community Games are a wonderful way to keep the family entertained this summer and get into the 2012 spirit.

“CDC and GO Active have supported local volunteers to make sure there is plenty on offer to keep residents of all ages involved and entertained and at minimum cost.”

The second event is the Bicester Family Bike and Fun Day on Saturday, August 18.

To be held at Pingle Field, the event starts at 10am with a family bike ride around Bicester’s cycle network. Fun and games will follow from 11am onwards. Those who turn up on their bikes can enjoy a barbecue lunch for free, and food will be £2 for everyone else.

Visitors can see the bike doctor, learn how to fix their own bikes, and get their bike decorated. A pedal-powered smoothie maker is also due to be there.

The event ends at 3pm.