Council planning celebration of cycling

The council is drawing up plans for events and celebrations to coincide with the 2014 Giro d’Italia cycle race.

More than 200 of the world’s top cyclists will be competing in the race, which is due to make its way through Newtownabbey on May 10.

One of the events the council is considering putting on is an Italian-themed family fun day at Loughshore Park to coincide with the race passing through Jordanstown en route to Belfast.