A team from the Westbury Wheelers Cycling Club have taken the opportunity to ride around an indoor velodrome.

The club took 17 riders to the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome in Newport, South Wales, including a number of willing 'velo virgins'.

The age range varied from the club's keen young rider Charlie Kemp, aged 12, to one of its oldest members, Peter Campbell, aged 70.

Club spokeswoman Grace Shephard said: "Everybody finished with a huge smile on their faces and keen to do it again and again."

The group received coaching from Steve Marshall before embarking on circuits of the 250-metre track with its 42 degree banking at each end.

She added: "Not surprisingly, there were a few of us a little trepidatious but nobody fell off."

The riders used fixed gear bikes with no brakes and split into two groups to ride around the track.

Ms Shephard said: "We rode firstly on the flat, gently moving to the black line, then blue and beyond speeding up, weaving and spinning around the track, feeling euphoric."

Next time, the club hopes to take a bigger group to the velodrome and Charlie Kemp is already on the waiting list for a youth course.