Cycle Rides For All tomorrow > Lichfield to Packington Moor and back


The longest, most challenging (and arguably best catered) ride of the Cycle Rides For All season takes place tomorrow. 23 miles from Lichfield via Wall, Shenstone and Weeford before a stop at Packington Moor cafe before returning via Whittington, Sittles Farm and Fradley on the way back.

The ride is guided by trained volunteers and is at a friendly social pace with plenty of little stops along the way. Meet at Freedom Cycles at the bus station at 10am.

More details here.

The 3rd Lichfield Jolly bike ride – this Sunday!


The 3rd Lichfield Jolly bike ride takes place on Sunday. People will be gathering in the Market Square from 4pm and the ride will go off about 5 o’clock. The first two rides finished at a beer garden but this year it will end at the walled garden at Minster Hall, home to supporters of the ride Lichfield Re:Cycle.

All are welcome for this fun, free and family friendly bike ride. There will be a short route (1.5 miles) and a longer route (3 miles). The ride is suitable for all abilities. Come along in your Sunday best, fancy dress or just in your everyday clothes. Prize for the best effort made.

Photos from the first two Lichfield Jolly rides can be found here.

Cycle Rides For All Tour de Lichfield this Sunday


This Sunday is the latest of this years monthly free Cycle Rides For All, a repeat of the new ride from last year, the Tour de Lichfield. The 9 mile circular route on roads and cycle paths is a great way to explore the city cycling in a group with trained volunteers to guide the ride.

Meet at Freedom Cycles by the Bus Station at 10am where your bike while be given a check over for road worthiness and the ride goes about half past at a relaxed pace.

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



The 3rd Lichfield Jolly Bike Ride – 12th June 2016

The Lichfield Jolly

The 3rd Lichfield Jolly Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 12th June 2016. Meeting from 4.30pm on Market Square in Lichfield for fun and games, the ride will go off about 5pm. We ride for 2 or 3 miles together through the city centre streets before returning the Wheelie Workshop at Minster Hall for food and drinks. All are welcome for this fun and free family friendly ride. Fancy dress, vintage clothing or your best togs are encouraged but not essential.

More details on the Facebook page.

Lichfield Bike Moot

This Saturday Lichfield Re:Cycle host the first Lichfield Bike Moot, a day of celebration, workshops and a mass ride through the city centre. Details on the flyer below:

LBM invite

The culmination of the day will be the official opening of the Wheelie Workshop, the projects community cycling workshop space at Minster Hall. Guest of honour Abbie Pendlebury (who chose the name) will cut the ribbon at 3:30. Everyone welcome to this free event.


Lichfield Cycle Rides For All back again this Sunday


Cycle Rides For All (now in it’s 7th year) is organised by Lichfield District Council and supported by Freedom Cycles and led by trained volunteer riders. The first ride is a short 3.5 mile ride on the cycle paths and streets of Lichfield, perfect for beginners and those looking to cycle in a group for the first time.

Meeting on the far side of the lake from the playground in Beacon Park at 11am this Sunday, the ride will go at a leisurely pace, suitable for all. All the rides in the programme are free.

There will be 6 more monthly ride generally taking place on the last Sunday of the month. More details on future destinations and dates can be found here.

Fun, social and cycle rides for all in Lichfield

The last of six winter rides by Lichfield Re:Cycle volunteers takes place this Sunday to Sutton Park from Lichfield. Meeting at the Wheelie Workshop at Minster Hall (off Dam Street, Lichfield) at 10:30am they will take country lanes to the park, stop for refreshments and then ride back. Or you could put your bike on the train if you preferred. The photo is from the last ride, a short family friendly Valentines Day one.


The winter rides have been planned to fill the gap until the Cycle Rides For All start back again in March. The first one of those takes place on Easter Sunday, meeting in Beacon Park for a short introductory 3 mile ride. Details of rides in the Lichfield area can be found on the What’s On 2016 page above.


If you fancy a warm up for the introductory Cycle Rides For All, there will be a Spring Kidical Mass ride the week before (Sunday 20th March – time TBC). All welcome on whatever wheels you have for a very short family friendly ride together, through town to the park for a picnic and play. Details on the Facebook page here.