Go Forth Stirling launches City Fitness Festival

An ambitious Fitness Festival featuring bike stunts, a bungee run, bouncy castles and a climbing wall takes place in Stirling next month.

Go Forth Stirling, which runs the city’s Business Improvement District (BID), is hosting the free family event on Saturday August 24 at venues across the city.

The initiative showcases more than 20 activities ranging from BMX and Skateboard Stunt displays by Team Extreme at Forthside to a Bungee Trampoline and Surf Simulator in the city centre.

The Festival, which runs from 12noon until 4pm, has been organised by local businessman Tony I’Anson – a member of the Go Forth Stirling team.

He said: “Part of our remit, as set out in the five-year business plan, is to organise events which encourage local people to come in and enjoy the city and attracts visitors from further afield.

“The Festival is targeted at families and invites them to enjoy a fun day which promotes the benefits of active, healthy living and showcases Stirling as a destination of choice for leisure, retail and dining.”

Go Forth Stirling Manager Mags Fenner said: “This will be a free fun day for the people of Stirling and its visitors and we’re looking forward to a great event.

 “Families can enjoy some time together trying out different fitness activities and it’s also an opportunity for local businesses to show off all the fantastic shops, cafes and restaurants Stirling has to offer.”

The Go Forth Landtrain will be on hand to take passengers between the centre of town and Forthside where the high-octane displays from Team Extreme take place in front of the Engine Shed.

The entertaining professional riders will be performing their daredevil stunts and tricks on BMX bikes and skateboards at hourly intervals throughout the day.

There will also be a host of other exciting attractions at Forthside including two bouncy castles (one for adults and one for children), a giant inflatable slide, assault course and Zorb Balls.

The Fitness Festival also takes in the city centre in a bid to encourage people to explore the whole of Stirling.

There will be the chance to pull on Sumo Suits and enjoy some wrestling in Friars Street, ride a Surf Simulator outside The Thistles, test Smoothie-making bikes in King Street or head to Station Road for a Bungee Run and Trampoline.

Further activities include face-painting, a football shoot-out and a Silent Disco while Port Street will play host to a Climbing Wall and Bucking Bronco.

Local businesses are also getting involved in the project and will be offering festival-goers various food and drink offers on the day.