Cycle Rides For All Tour de Lichfield this Sunday

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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

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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:

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

New home for Lichfield Re:Cycle

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Exciting times for the Lichfield Re:Cycle project that helps people to try cycling and to make it a sustainable and enjoyable part of their lives.  The project volunteers have been working from their own homes and gardens during the year to turn donated bikes into free long term loan bikes for the community.

Working with Sherratts Wood CIC at Minster Hall off Dam Street, the project now has access to a city centre workshop space, where people can visit to find out more about the services the project offers. On site there will also be a cycle friendly coffee shop and they hope that in 2016, by working with the cycling community and independent cycle businesses in Lichfield they can help to promote this form of transport for the health, wellbeing and many other benefits it can bring.

Lichfield Re:Cycle works with people who would otherwise find it difficult to afford to buy a bike or who lack the confidence to ride one. They offer free skill sharing demonstrations and advice on all cycling matters. They also run social rides and offer route planning advice.

This Saturday (5th December, between 2 and 4pm) the workshop will be open for the first time. Come along and help them to choose a name for it! More details on the events can be found on the groups Facebook page and on their website. 

 

A weekend of rides in Lichfield

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Plenty going on this weekend in Lichfield on two wheels. First up on Friday evening (30th October) is the Halloween Mass, meeting at Speakers Corner at 8pm for a ride round the city finishing at a secret location and maybe even a drink or two. All welcome and the blurb says dress to impress!

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On Sunday morning (1st November) meeting at Speakers Corner at 10:30am, the first Lichfield Re:Cycle winter ride takes place. The volunteers will be riding along with anyone who would like to gain encouragement or support to cycle year round in varying weather conditions. The ride length and duration will be decided on the day to meet the needs of whoever turns up. There is a Facebook event for the ride here.

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Finally, later that day is the fun, free and family friendly Halloween Ride. Again meeting at Speakers on Dam Street, this time at 3pm. Following the successful Kidical Massive last month, this event is a short ride/parade suitable for all on bikes, scooters, in buggy’s or even on foot. Get dressed up and join in the fun as we take the short trip to Beacon Park.