Free shuttle buses are being laid on for a Bingley fair after concerns were raised about its remote location.

Eileen Sinclair, a member of the Better Bingley Campaign, feared many people would miss out on Sunday's medieval fair at St Ive's country park, in Harden Lane, near Harden, because of the lack of buses on a Sunday.

She said for those people with no transport it would be very difficult to get to.

The medieval fair is the only major summer event in Bingley after the annual Bingley Show was scrapped.

"This is a free event and one that the town should be encouraged to go along to," said Mrs Sinclair.

"Although we're not having the Bingley Show this year, the organisers of that had been prepared to run a bus from the town centre to the showground."

The medieval fair, running from 1pm to 4pm, will feature an array of authentic customs from the Middle Ages, including jesters, jugglers and jousting.

Town centre manager David Dinsey today said he was delighted to offer the free service, which will pick up at Crossflatts railway station, Bingley railway station and Cardigan House, Ferncliffe Road, Bingley, from midday to 2.30pm.

The bus will also take visitors back into town from 3.30pm to 5pm.

"We hope this will make things easier for those who don't have cars as buses don't run up to Harden on a Sunday," said Mr Dinsey.

"Hopefully as many people as possible from the town and surrounding areas will come along and make it a successful and fun event."

Visitors will be able to tests their skills with a longbow with the Aire Valley Archers and watch a medieval jousting show by the Company of Horsemen in an open-air theatre.

Other attractions will include the Hawk Experience Falconry Demonstration, which features hawks, falcons, owls and an eagle.

There will be free parking on site.

For further information about the event, ring (01274) 432685.