Get into gear with more free cycle rides

Residents and visitors wishing to have fun and get fit for free can now do so with cycle rides offered by Sevenoaks District Council.

The Council has organised professionally led cycle rides which this year will take in Knole Park and Brands Hatch and are open to people of all abilities.

Knole Park rides offer a gentle 90 minute ride at a slower pace with breaks and traffic-free paths in the stunning park. These rides are suitable for families with small children and are open to all ages and abilities.

Brand’s Hatch rides offer open rides on the world famous racing circuit. Riders can cycle at their own pace and there are opportunities for time trials.

Trained cycling coach, Ollie Ireland, from Track ā€˜nā€™ Trail Biking, will lead and guide cyclists and the first ride takes place at the end of May.

These rides are a fun way to see the fabulous scenery across the District with friends and family, as well as enjoying some fresh air and improving health! We are thrilled to be able to offer these rides again, as they were extremely popular last summer.

Cycling with others is not only great for physical health but it is also good for mental health. This is another way we use our open spaces for the general wellbeing of our residents.

Rides are taking place as follows:

Sunday 29 May – Knole Park – 10.30am
Thursday 2 June – Knole Park – 10.30am
Sunday 26 June – Knole Park – 10.30am
Sunday 24 July – Knole Park – 10.30am
Monday 1 August – Brand’s Hatch – 10.30am and 2pm
Wednesday 31 August – Brand’s Hatch – 10.30am and 2pm
Sunday 11 September – Knole Park – 10.30am
Sunday 25 September – Knole Park – 10.30am

All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and cyclists must wear a helmet, arrive 15 minutes early and bring their own bike.

Places must be booked in advance as numbers are limited. To reserve places ring 01732 227000 or email communities@sevenoaks.gov.uk. Visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/cycling for more information.