2, 3 and 4 wheel racing at Curborough this weekend


Curborough sprint course has pedal powered racing on both days this weekend. On Saturday there is a round of British Pedal Car Racing, a 7 hour endurance race from 1pm into the dusky late evening.

On Sunday the British Human Power Club are holding races starting at 11am on mainly recumbent cycles in their in their many varied forms. Not sure if there is a charge to view either event but if you are passing might be worth popping in for a look.


Last Cycle Rides For All of the season this Sunday

Fradley Junction CRFA (800x535)

Join the volunteers from the Cycle Rides For All for the last ride of 2015 this Sunday (27/9/15). Meet at Freedom Cycles at 10am for the 12 miles round trip through the Sittles to Fradley Junction for lunch before returning to Lichfield along NCN 54. The ride is free and suitable for all.

For more details call Freedom Cycles on 01543 411633 or Karl Sproston at Lichfield District Council on 01543 308846.

Kidical Massive happening in Lichfield this Saturday


As part of events happening worldwide on the same day, on Saturday 19th September there will be a Kidical Massive bike ride in Lichfield. This short ride from Speakers Corner to Beacon Park is perfect for families and youngsters on their bikes, stabilisers, scooters or balance bikes.

Meeting at 1:30pm for fun and then riding together at 2pm around Market Square, along Bore Street, down Bird Street and finishing at the playground in Beacon Park. The ride will be led by an Indian rickshaw and there will be a stilt walker, balloons, free cake and bicycle mounted sound system to accompany those taking part. The event is free and more details can be found on Facebook here.

Toddling on with Lichfield Re:Cycle

It is almost two years since a couple of people knocked round the idea for rescuing some unwanted and unloved bikes and at the same time trying to encourage more people to enjoy the many benefits of cycling. The progress can be seen on the posts collected on this page of the Lichwheeld website here.

Now the project has it’s own website and along the way has become a constituted group with ten trustees and currently at least a dozen volunteers (more always welcome!). What has been done could easily be achieved in towns and cities the length of the country and by recording what we have done, perhaps others may be inspired to follow.


So now posts about the project will appear on a new Blog page on the Lichfield Re:Cycle website, starting with the story of the family in the photo above who were loaned five bikes so they could cycle together.

Regular updates can be found on the Lichfield Re:Cycle Facebook page too. Word of mouth and social media have really helped spread word about the project and what it can do, putting us in touch with people who have helped the project develop to where it stands now. Here’s to seeing where it goes in the next couple of years.

The Alternative Sheriff’s Ride 2015


Join us this Saturday for the 3rd Alternative Sheriff’s Ride, the two wheeled alternative to the civic horse ride. We are meeting at the Stafford Road pinfold (end of Cross in Hand Lane, the old start point for the horse ride) for 10:30am. We watch the horse ride pass before heading off ourselves. This event is free and open to all. We ride five or so miles around the city and end up in a beer garden close to the start point of the ride. Bring your metal steed and a sense of fun.

Pictures from last years ride can be found here.

Facebook page can be found here.