Starter Health Rides ready to roll

Horsham District Council is set to launch new starter bike rides to help adults who are looking to develop cycling skills or regain confidence in cycling.

Two free safe and supported starter bike rides are to be run in Horsham Park in April and June by volunteer ride leaders linked to the Council’s sports development team.

Once the attendees have completed their starter ride session they may then want to have a go at the more extended group rides available through the Horsham District Health Rides Programme.

The starter rides will run on Wednesdays on 3 April and 5 June, both starting at 10am and taking around one hour in the company of trained ride leaders.
Those who wish to register for the starter rides, please contact Ian Ford by email:  or, for queries, phone: 07764 146338. Alternatively, please visit:

Anyone without a bike, please mention this when registering, as spare ones can be provided. For people for whom the dates/times do not suit, there may be a chance to organise additional and bespoke sessions if you let organisers know your needs.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community and Culture, Cllr Jonathan Chowen, said: “I am really pleased that we are providing these opportunities for people to start cycling and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer.

“Benefits include a great health and fitness boost with low associated joint impact, but also a fantastic chance to meet and socialise with new people and take in some of the fantastic countryside that the Horsham District has to offer. “

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