The last Bank Holiday weekend of the year so let’s make it a good one. What is on offer to tempt us to get outdoors? Here are a couple of suggestions I have found, will these tempt you away from the TV and the computer?  Why not let us know if you attended any of these events or something you think I should have mentioned.

Why not get the whole family outdoors this weekend and attend one of the numerous Skyride events organised by British Cycling. One event is the Dorney Family Fun Ride on Sunday 24th August, starting at 10.00am. If you have not cycled for a while, or just fancy a fun way to get the kids being a bit more active then this easy going ride is great for building confidence for all ages and abilities along a relaxed, mostly traffic free, six mile route around the 2012 Olympic Venue of Dorney Lake. However, all under 18s must wear a helmet, and while all ages are welcome those under the age of five must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Already underway is the White Cliffs Walking Festival, which runs until the 27th and offers a range of walks featuring a short couple of miles discovering the archaeology of Dover to an epic 32 mile White Cliffs Challenge. One that takes my fancy, although it does take place on the 22nd is the ‘Battle of Britain Walk’, which starts at Alkham Village Green and takes in the lovely Alkham Valley, over a distance of twelve miles and includes a stop at the Cat and Custard Pot for lunch, which was formerly frequented by pilots from the nearby airfield at Hawkinge.

Over the weekend for those maybe wanting to exercise the old right arm a little more the Social Festival of Food, Drink, & Entertainment takes place at Mote Park in Maidstone. This year the festival will see thousands of visitors flock from the surrounding areas to feast on a vast array of culinary delights, specialist drinks and great live entertainment, making The Social Food Festival Maidstone's family social event of the summer. With top chefs cooking in the Chef’s Theatre; specialist Ale, Wine, Cider & cocktails in the Burp & Slurp Village there really is something for everyone and will make for a great family

For the really adventurous and fit ‘The Green Man Midnight Express’ takes place over the 22nd/23rd, starting at the Brook Redwood Hotel in Bristol. This Ultra running event is not for the fainthearted taking place at night and is expecting to last thirteen hours.

Check for National Trust Outdoor Events, and prizes are awarded in various classes and they also hope to raise money for charity at the same time.

So make sure you make the most of this last hurrah before the long slog towards Christmas and do remember that as it is a Bank Holiday weekend to pack that lightweight waterproof because a pound to a penny it will rain!