A PARTY of cyclists clad in vintage clothing will cycle 12 miles through the East Dorset countryside this summer as part of a Wimborne festival.

The first-ever Wimborne Vintage Bicycle Ride will take place on June 24 as part of VDub at the Pub and its sister event, Dorset Goes Vintage.

Cyclists will set off at a leisurely pace, stopping for a pint at the Anchor Inn before returning to the festival for afternoon tea.

The ride will raise funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Admission is £15 for adults and £10 for children, or £40 for a family of four.

The cost includes the cycle and afternoon tea, as well as admission to the festival.

Organiser Christina Pengelly said marshals will join the cycle, which will take in some off-road paths.

The route is easy and suitable for all cycling abilities.

Organiser Christina Pengelly said: “We’re delighted that people are signing-up to join us to celebrate all things VW and vintage.

"Bringing bicycles to the festival is a great way to spend a day."

Christina urged all participants to "dress in their finest vintage regalia".

Cyclists will be automatically entered into the 'pedal and pride' competition, with prizes awarded for the best-dressed bicycle, hair and group, among others.

"As we are stiff-upper lip British, the event will go ahead in light drizzle," said Christina.

"If heavy rain does occur, the event will be postponed to another Saturday."

This year's VDub at the Pub festival will take place between June 23 and 25.

The event will feature a range of activities, including a display of cars, live music, zorbing, stand-up paddleboarding and a wife carrying race.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit vdubatthepub.com