Cycling starts in Giltbrook

A FREE cycling programme is being launched for the new year and the first bike ride kicks off in Giltbrook.

Broxtowe Borough Council will launch its new programme of free guided cycle rides for beginners and intermediate cyclists with a New Year’s Day ride leaving Giltbrook Retail Park at 9.30am on January 1.

The programme is led by Rural Rides – guided cycle rides delivered by which follow quiet lanes and off-road routes at a leisurely pace. There are frequent stops to take in points of interest or simply to admire the view.

Cyclists are asked to meet at the far end of the car park near to the Pets at Home store. No advanced booking is required.

Participants will need a roadworthy bike, comfortable clothing and trainers to ride in.

Children under the age of 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.

For more information call 0115 917 3572 or email