We were once again happy to welcome cyclists on the Ride Lichfield Cycle Sportives during Sunday 23rd June. The two routes, 100k and 60k, attracted nearly 200 riders who we managed to feed and water. This year we pulled in the help of local bike shop, Pickerings, to assist with any mechanical issues, while printer Ian, a keen photographer, attend the event with other members of Swadlincote Camera Club, the results can be seen HERE, you may also spot Simon in some of the pictures. In his role as a volunteer with event organisers Re:Cycle Lichfield, Simon played a large part in the planning of the routes, basing some on his regular cycle commutes.
The event, in its third year, also saw the "9 Chimes" ride on Friday, which sees riders try to beat the 9.00 O'clock chimes of Lichfield Cathedral and on Saturday incorporated the 6th running, sorry, riding, of the Lichfield Jolly, a family ride through Lichfield. This ride, attracting 50 plus cyclists of all ages, as usual ended at a local hostelry and also celebrated the organisation gaining Charitable status.
The rides are set to once again take place in June 2020 and if you would like any further details, please ask Simon next time you speak to him.