TOP cyclists clipped on their shoes to ride through the streets of Stockton as the town celebrated a weekend of racing.

The elite Velo-Atura Grand Prix took centre stage during the Stockton Cycling Festival which saw some leading riders take part in highly competitive racing.

However, the three-day festival celebrated all things cycling and offered a whole range of activities for elite riders, beginners and children.

With the StreetVelodrome (CORR), Britain's only pop-up track racing event, and sprint racing on the cards, the event proved popular with the crowds as people turned out to watch the event which came in the wake of last weekend's Tour de France Grand Depart.