Cyclists are being urged to get in the saddle and join the first in a series of ride-outs in Lichfield. The Cycle Rides for All scheme kicks off its 2014 programme with an eight-and-a-half mile ride to Fisherwick Lakes on Sunday (March 30). The monthly event will run until September, with destinations including Fradley Junction, Packington Moor Farm and the National Memorial Arboretum. Debby Whiting, from Freedom Cycles, said: “We’re delighted to be launching the Sunday cycle rides and hope plenty of people will join us for the first one of the series. “We do a quick safety check of all the bikes before setting off, to make sure they are roadworthy. We also recommend that safety helmets are worn and that you bring a packed lunch and drink, although we do have a café stop on most rides.” Anyone who wants to join the ride to Fisherwick Lakes should turn up with their bikes at 10am at Freedom Cycles in Lichfield Bus Station on Birmingham Road. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.