PUPILS at Bethany Junior School in Bournemouth got a helping hand “blinging-up” their bikes from children’s TV presenter Chris Jarvis.

In preparation for the Nightglow Ride, which takes place on the final night of the Wheels Festival later this month, the youngsters decorated their bikes – and themselves – in an array of brightly-coloured and glow-in-the-dark accessories.

Donning yellow, purple and lime green sunglasses, an assortment of jewellery and fluorescent fishnet gloves the children spruced-up their bikes with a mixture of dazzling lights and brightly-coloured beads.

Mr Jarvis, who was part of the original line-up of CBeebies pre-senters, said the youngsters’ enth-usiasm for the cycle ride was fantastic.

He said: “It’s fantastic to see everyone geared up for the upcoming Nightglow Ride.

“The excited atmosphere from the children decorating their bikes today shows there’s a real buzz about the event.”

Throwing his support behind the night-time ride, which will be the final ride of the Wheels festival, he added: “This is a great chance for families to dig out their bikes and make the most of the car-free town centre circuit.

“The fact that children and adults alike are encouraged to brighten their bikes with as many glow-in-the-dark accessories as they can, adds to the festival fun.”

The Nightglow Ride will set off from Pier Approach at 9.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday, May 26. Fireworks will end the night at 10.15pm.