Get on your bike

CYCLISTS in and around Spalding are being urged to get on their bikes to help celebrate National Bike Week.

Spalding’s cycle action group Pedals has organised two leisure rides into the countryside as part of the week.

The first takes place on Sunday and will follow a route of 20-25 miles. A shorter ride will follow the week after, with riders following a ten-15 mile route on Sunday, June 26.

Both rides will start from the Vista at 2.30pm. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Pedals chairman David Jones said the group is still working on getting items on its “wish list”, including advanced stop lines to help cyclists negotiate difficult junctions and safe and direct routes through the town centre.

Pedals is also still campaigning to have a cycle route built to the Johnson Community Hospital in Pinchbeck to “an appropriate standard”.

Mr Jones said despite having support from the Local Government Ombudsman, there is still no improvement.

He added: “We hope to do more towards educating the public, demonstrating the advantages of cycling and the disadvantages of using the motor car.

“A notable contribution that we make is that two of our stalwart members teach cycling proficiency and safety to children and adults.”

Anyone who would like to contribute ideas or concerns can attend the group’s next meeting on July 10 at 7.50pm.

For more information about Pedals, contact David Jones on 01775 766145.