Hundreds of different people took part, helping to improve their health and well-being; see the local countryside; get some fresh air; and enjoy good company. Every ride has an accredited leader (at the front) and sweeper (at the back). Often they are linked by radios.
Stevenage and North Herts CTC devised the routes and helped in other ways to organise the new Baldock Cycle Challenge in 2012. This year, they will be looking at ways to help people with disabilities to enjoy cycling. The group has 21 accredited ride makers (the leaders, sweepers and event organisers – 7 women and 14 men). There are also 5 cycle instructors (3 women and 2 men) linked with the group.
The group work in partnership on projects such as the Health Action Day and the cycle route map but the Right to Ride representatives in the group will speak up when necessary and participated in recent local authority investigations into “Active Travel” and Stevenage’s famous cycleways.