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Free bike rides across the borough this bank holiday weekend
5:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
There are three free bike rides planned this bank holiday weekend as part of the Sky Ride Local programme.
Dudley Council is partnering with British Cycling to encourage thousands of people to dust off their bikes and get cycling again with a series of 25 led-rides.
The first ride is Traffic for the Totally Terrified for women which is aimed at female cyclists wanting to build their traffic confidence. It’s perfect for women who perhaps haven’t cycled for years and want to give it a go in a safe, fun environment.
The ride meets at 10am on Sunday, August 25 at the hub building, Mary Stevens Park, DY8 2DN.
The Kinver Klimer - Stourbridge Challenge is next on Sunday 25 August at 10am. This more challenging ride which meets at the public car park on Stanley Road next to Mary Stevens Park follows an undulating route that quickly leaves the Black Country and heads into the rolling hills of South Staffordshire around Kinver.
Finally in August there’s a return to Saltwells Wood which launched the Sky Ride programme with the popular Saltwells Wood Explorer on Sunday 25 August at 2pm. It meets on the Saltwells Lane car park. This scenic 2.2 mile, traffic free ride takes in the nature and beauty of this peaceful reserve.
The Sky Ride Local programme is a series of free, fun, guided bike rides around the local area. Guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes, they’re a great way to get out and see your local area on two wheels.
Councillor Tracy Wood, cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “These free Sky Ride local bike rides are a fun way to get out in the fresh air this bank holiday weekend and enjoy our green spaces.”
Dudley Council is able to fund this two-year programme programme thanks to a successful bid to NHS Dudley’s Clinical Commissioning Group, the group of health professionals responsible for planning and buying (commissioning) health services for Dudley people.
All riders must provide their own bike. Helmets must be worn by all under 18s regardless of ride level. Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, ride leaders are there to help but are not responsible for bikes. All rides leave at the time states and participants should arrive 15 minutes early for registration. Children under the age of 5 must be in a BSA approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.
To be part of the cycling revolution and book onto a bike ride in Dudley or the wider West Midlands region, visit www.goskyride.com/Dudley
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