The Sheriff's Ride travels through Lichfield
A Lichfield tradition has taken place once more as the 457th Sheriff’s Ride took place. The ride – which took place on September 4 – has taken place every year since Queen Mary’s Charter of 1553. This year’s event was led by Sheriff Councillor Colin Greatorex, accompanied by his wife Donna – both having learnt to ride especially for the occasion. They started from the Guildhall at 10.30 am and followed by more than 40 riders they headed out of the city to complete the 20 mile circuit of the boundary across fields and bridleways, before returning to the Guildhall at 6.30pm. Cllr Greatorex said: “It was an exhilarating and humbling experience to have led such a good ride this year. I was very pleased to see that we had riders from as far away as Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield as well as good local support.  Thankfully the weather was perfect, the company was good and the injuries were minor.”


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