Advance notice of a little event next month, imagined just for the fun of it. To celebrate our local cycling culture there is going to be a fun ride called The Lichfield Jolly on Sunday 15th June. The name was suggested by Ian Covey, owner of the Vickers Bicycle Company, based here in Lichfield. Ian has promised to come along on one of his stylish Roadsters. There will be a vintage theme for the ride, but all are welcome – young or old, modern or vintage – we just wanted to do something that will put a smile on a few faces.
If you have an old wreck or a prized specimen in the shed then this is the chance to show it off. Perhaps you enjoy a touch of tweed or like to wax the old tache. Maybe lacing up a corset or riding in a dress is more for you. Old bikes, new bikes, dressed up or not. All are most welcome, families too.
An hour or so of gentle riding together around the city centre streets taking in some of the classic Lichfield sights, the Cathedral, St Chads, and Beacon Park to name but three. Finishing up somewhere for well earned refreshments. We hope to have the Lichfield Dérive bicycle sound system along, with perhaps a classical music and chap hop soundtrack.
Since I started doing this blog just over a year ago I’ve connected with several people via social media, Ian included. The aim is to end the gentle ride in a beer garden, maybe at the George & Dragon on Beacon Street.
Come one and all, excuses will not be tolerated. Lets celebrate something and nothing with a grin, a spin and a little chin chin.
There is a Facebook page for the ride here.