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Sir Chris Hoy MBE launches Cardiff Children's Literature Festival 2018; Tuesday 12th December 6.30pm

Team GB's most successful Olympic athlete Chris Hoy, along with award-winning co-author Joanna Nadin and illustrator Clare Elsom, will take you on a fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure to explore the enchanting world of Flying Fergus through teamwork, creativity and a whole lot of action.

The event marks the launch of the 2018 Cardiff Children's Literature Festival programme. The festival, spread over two weeks from 21st - 29th April, celebrates the very best in contemporary children's books, with events in both English and Welsh.

Tickets for the launch cost £5 and are now on sale from TicketLineUk. Call 029 20 230130 to book.

Flying Fergus, published on16th November, is an action-packed series of cycling adventures featuring nine year old Fergus Hamilton and his friends as he travels back and forth to a parallel universe called Nevermore, where cycling is banned and his dad is trapped by the evil King Woebegot.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: "Now in its sixth year, this event goes from strength to strength, captivating young readers from Cardiff and beyond.

"With a varied and exciting programme of events during the two week festival, there is something to inspire and engage children of all ages, promoting the love of books and reading. "We welcome Sir Chris to Cardiff, and I encourage people to book tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment."

Fuel your little book worm's imagination and love of reading this Christmas by buying tickets to see their favourite authors and illustrators as they make their words and pictures come to life. Held in iconic venues across the city centre, with amazing tales and performances featuring a cast of wonderful characters they're ideal stocking filler's for all those who love children's books. Tickets for Cardiff Children's Literature Festival 2018 will be on sale from 12th December 2017.