Gary Coulson, Debby Whiting, Jerry Trill, Marc Goldsmith and Hannah Goldsmith prepare for the rides
Gary Coulson, Debby Whiting, Jerry Trill, Marc Goldsmith and Hannah Goldsmith prepare for the rides

The next series of free cycle rides around Lichfield have been announced.

Gary Coulson, Debby Whiting, Jerry Trill, Marc Goldsmith and Hannah Goldsmith prepare for the rides

Taking place on the first Sunday of every month, the rides will see guided groups given the chance to explore a range of different locations.

The Cycle Rides for All intitiative has been organised by Lichfield District Council in partnership with North Lichfield Initiative, Freedom Cycles and Staffordshire County Council.

The first ride will be a ten-mile trip to Whittington and back on May 1 with all ages and cycling abilities welcome.

Jerry Trill from Lichfield District Council said:

“I am delighted to launch our new programme of cycle rides, and pleased to welcome five newly trained volunteer cycle leaders who will be joining the existing team of six. From May until October, we’ll be leading cycle rides to Whittington, Fradley Junction, Chasewater Country Park and Barton Marina. This year, we’re also running cycle rides through Beacon Park over the summer holidays, and hope lots of people take part and discover how much fun it is to cycle.

“If you want to join us, just book your place and bring your bike, safety helmet, a picnic and yourself to Freedom Cycles in Lichfield at 10am on the first Sunday of every month. If you don’t have a bike, you can borrow one of four new bikes that Staffordshire County Council has kindly loaned to us for the rides. Just call Freedom Cycles on 01543 411633 to book a bike for free.”

The rides are taking place on:

  • May 1 to Whittington (10 miles)
  • June 5 to Fradley Junction (10 miles)
  • July 3 to Whittington (12 miles)
  • August 7 to Chasewater Country Park (18 miles)
  • September 4 to Barton Marina (20 miles)
  • October 2 to Fradley Junction (10 miles)

For more information, or to book a place on the Whittington cycle ride, call Freedom Cycles on 01543 411633 or Jigsaw on 01543 253666.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.