The success and popularity of the Christchurch Health Cycle Ride is down to a team of dedicated volunteers and cyclists who, whatever the weather, enjoy a fun and social ride around Christchurch every week, using quiet roads, cycle paths and traffic-free routes.
The free, 60 minute cycle rides are part of the Activate Coast and Countryside programme, which is coordinated by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils.
Marc Thompson, health and activity officer, Christchurch and East Dorset Councils said, “I’m so pleased to see that this group continues to go from strength to strength. These cycle rides are a great success story, which gets local people outdoors and active, which is one of our council’s priorities.
“This group is particularly special due to its strong sense of camaraderie and it is fantastic that the volunteers arrange social events too, which strengthens the group ethic.”
Would you like to get on your bike this year? There is no need to book, just meet outside the Castle Kitchen at Highcliffe Castle on a Monday morning at 9.45am and you will be greeted by a friendly and enthusiastic group who welcome new and fellow cyclists. If you don’t have a bike, but want to give it a try, there is also the option to hire a bike for £2.50, as they also have a small stock of bikes.
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