Kids’ pedal power gets ‘smoothie’ ride at Victoria Park Sport & Heath festival

PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 August 2013

Toni Marie Reardon tries the cycle powered smoothie machine

Toni Marie Reardon tries the cycle powered smoothie machine


It was ‘standing room only’ when youngsters queued up to operate the pedal-powered smoothie machine to make their own health drinks.

Olivia Page on the trampolineOlivia Page on the trampoline

The pedal-powered smoothie mixer was the big attraction at the launch of the East End’s Sport & Health festival running till the end of the month.

The first day attracted 600 people to Victoria Park to get fit and active.

Youngsters challenged each other in basketball, tennis, inflatable horse riding, bungee running and even sumo wrestling, while there was dancing to the sound of music as Zumba teacher Maxine Jones encouraged people of all ages to join in.

But the big draw was the smoothie bike which operated the mixer. The kids chose the ingredients and mixed it themselves with their own pedal power.

Head to head at Vicky ParkHead to head at Vicky Park

More events are being lined up, like the ‘day at the seaside’ planned at Mile End Play Park on Wednesday from 11am to 4pm, donkey rides included.

The final day is on the Isle of Dogs at Sir John McDougal Gardens in Westferry Road, Cubitt Town, from 11am to 4pm on August 30. All events are free, no booking.

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