June’s cycle ride for all

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Last month’s cycle ride round Lichfield was great

Get on your bike this month and join in with a free group cycle ride to Chasewater Country Park on Sunday 24 June 2018.

This month’s Cycle Ride for All is a bit different from the others in the series, as it will give two options for joining in the ride.

Lichfield cyclists can join in from Beacon Park at 10am to go on a 20-mile ride to Chasewater and back again. Burntwood cyclists can meet up with the group at Burntwood Leisure Centre at 11am to join in a 6-mile ride round Chasewater.

Cycle Rides for All are graded from level 1, which are suitable for beginners, to level 4, which are for more experienced cyclists. The Chasewater ride from Lichfield is graded level 4, which means it is unsuitable for beginners. The ride is graded level 1 for anyone starting from Burntwood, which means it’s suitable for all, including beginners.

Jamie Dodd, Health & Wellbeing Activator at Lichfield District Council, said: “The cycle rides are a great way to discover the brilliant network of local cycle tracks we have across the district and a good way to meet other local cyclists. All the bikes receive a quick safety check before setting off, to make sure they are roadworthy. We also recommend wearing cycle helmets and that you bring a packed lunch and drink, although there is a café stop on most rides.”

Anyone who wants to join the ride should bring their bikes to Beacon Park at 10am or Burntwood Leisure Centre at 11am. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

For the full Cycle Rides for All programme, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cyclerides

To find out more, or to check whether a ride is taking place if the weather is uncertain, please call Lichfield District Council’s parks team on 01543 308867 or Freedom Cycles on 01543 411633.

Cycle Rides for All is run in partnership by Lichfield District Council, Freedom Cycles and Lichfield ReCycle.