HORSE hooves have been swapped for bicycle spokes by a professional tour guide.

Carlo Raffa is loving life in Brighton and Hove after setting up a business to take visitors on cycling tours around the city.

Previously he ran tours in London where he drove a horse-drawn carriage around the capital to show tourists city sites.

As part of Brighton Bike Tours he takes visitors around to show them the more quirky sites including the North Laine graffiti as well as the more well-known attractions.

The tours last two and a half hours and cover a distance of between eight and 10 miles.

There are up to 12 stops along the way, so participants will not get too tyre-d.

For more information or to book a tour, visit