A previous Cycle Rides for All trip to Fradley Junction

Cyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get in the saddle for a group ride.

The latest outing in the Cycle Rides for All programme will see riders heading out from Beacon Park at 10am for a 20-mile round trip to Chasewater.

On the way they’ll be stopping off at Burntwood Leisure Centre at 11am to meet others who can enjoy a six-mile round trip.

Jamie Dodd, health and 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.”

For more details visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cyclerides.


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One reply on “Two-stage outing on offer as Cycle Rides for All programme continues in Lichfield and Burntwood”

  1. Great initiative just a shame the official cycle routes through Burntwood are not up to the standard as those designated in Lichfield where the routes are segregated, well signed and majority have different coloured surfacing especially around junctions. The route through Burntwood, especially along Abnalls Lane and Spade Green etc are used by cyclists who put their own lives at risk. having experienced cycling along these routes with motorised trying to pass at speed with drivers getting frustrated especially when travelling towards Burntwood up the hills when most cyclists are going slow, consideration should be given to making this road one way (out of Burntwood towards the A51 at minimal cost) and introducing a dedicated dual direction segregated cycle lane. But I guess this will be put in the too difficult box and we will continue to suffer.

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