CYCLING and cakes will make a wheel-y good combination this weekend at a family friendly exercise event.

Healthy living project Inverclyde Bothy and the Three Sisters Bake cafe are coming together for a series of free bike sessions in Quarriers.

Youngsters will get the chance to be more confident on balance bikes and parents can also try out cycling equipment.

It's part of an initiative to get families outdoors and active by encouraging businesses and other local organisations to get involved.

Inverclyde Bothy co-ordinator Josh Wood said: "We are very excited about all this opportunity to work with Three Sisters Bake.

"We will be out and about with lots of exciting activities planned."

The Three Sisters Bake cafe is a popular stop off for cyclists, as the national route runs nearby.

Owner Gillian Reith, who runs the premises with her sisters Nichola and Linsey, said: "We are delighted to be involved.

"We get lots of cyclists coming in here.

"This is a great family event.

"My six-year-old daughter Rosie is looking forward to taking part."

In Quarriers village hall, upstairs from the cafe, there will be opportunities to learn how to cycle on balance bikes for three to five-year-olds.

Parents will also get the chance to enjoy a free coffee in the cafe.

This will then be followed by an outdoor cycling session for all the family.

The first session takes place on Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm followed by another on Sunday.

There will be another two the following month, on February 3 and 23 at the same times.