Robert Pattinson`s new passion is riding on his bike

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 10:09 AM IST

London: `Twilight` heartthrob Robert Pattinson, who is busy shooting `The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn` has found a new passion. The actor is spending his leisure time by cycling on his new bike.

The British actor has reportedly splashed out USD 1000 on a 2010 Felt Breed Cyclo-X off-road cycle and has been spotted riding around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he is currently filming the final `Twilight` movie, a wesbite reported.

"He was by himself on his bike for a good portion of yesterday. He looked to be having a good time and he was even trying to do tricks with it. He was riding pretty fast at some points too," one onlooker said.

According to the manager of Capitol Cyclery, the 24-year-old star told the staff that he "didn`t want a mountain bike" and "wanted something simple".

However, the actor impressed the workers with his down-to-earth attitude.

"He didn`t strike me as a movie star when he walked in the door," added the store manager.

Apart from his cycling passions the `Remember Me` star is also planning to spend 30,000 pounds on a Halloween party.

"Rob`s organizing a huge soiree to celebrate Halloween, he thinks it is going to be hilarious for the cast and crew to dress up in scary costumes. The crew are huge fans of Rob and are really looking forward to it. Rob knows how much they all love Halloween so has really gone to town," a source said.

"He`s asked a couple of costume designers he knows to make special ghoul costumes for his guests," the source added.

PTI