DUDLEY borough's series of popular free Sky Rides kick into gear this month with events to suit cyclists of all abilities.

The cycle rides of varying distances and difficulties are organised by British Cycling and Sky, in partnership with Dudley Council.

The programme continues tomorrow (Sunday August 10) with the Quarry Biker Nature Trail, which starts at 10am from Stevens Park and takes in Saltwells, Barrow Hill and Fens Pools nature reserves together with scenic views along Dudley's canal towpaths.

In the afternoon, there's a traffic-free ride arranged around Saltwells Wood, one of the UK's largest urban nature reserves.

More accomplished cyclists are invited to take part in the more challenging Kinver Klimber on Sunday, August 17.

Cyclists should meet at Mary Stevens Park for 10am and prepare for an undulating route around the rolling hills of South Staffordshire.

That afternoon, a much easier ride is on offer with the Kingswinford Urban Escape, starting at 2pm and comprising of a four mile traffic free ride along a section of the Kingswinford railway walk trail which runs from Himley to Wombourne.

Other Sky Rides available include another Quarry Biker Nature Trail on Sunday August 24th, starting at 10am from Stevens Park, and the Saltwells Wood Explorer, which follows in the afternoon starting at 2pm.

For more details, visit www.goskyride.com/Dudley.