Worcester residents invited to join in ‘Love the Arbo’ bike ride - The Worcester Observer

Worcester residents invited to join in ‘Love the Arbo’ bike ride

Worcester Editorial 27th Jan, 2024   0

ARBORETUM Residents Association volunteers have teamed up with Bike Worcester for a Love the Arbo bike ride tomorrow (Sunday).

The family-friendly bike ride will see a cavalcade of bikes decorated with with brightly coloured lights.

It will help promote the upcoming Arboretum Light Festival and illuminate the streets as it starts to get dark.

Participants will gather to decorate their bikes with lights and enjoy hot chocolate from 4pm at the Baptist Church on Sansome Walk.

The procession will set off at around 4.30pm as it starts to get dark and all ages and abilities are invited.

Danny Brothwell, Chair of Bike Worcester said:

“We are excited to support this special bike ride, as we love helping people to come together and have fun cycling around our city.

‘Love the Arbo’ Bike Ride first started in 2022, and with the Arboretum Residents Association, we typically welcome around 30 adults and children on bicycles.

“Participants decorate their bikes with lights, ring their bells a lot and enjoy cycling along in a group to music. There is a great atmosphere and support from local residents.”

Coun Matthew Jenkins said:

“Our brightly lit bike ride is helping to publicise the annual Love the Arbo! community led, community created, light festival in the Arboretum area of Worcester.

“The aim is to light up as many Arboretum residents’ windows as possible with their artwork, on the 2024 theme of ‘Wild About Windows’, thinking about all things nature.

“Everyone is welcome to explore the streets and delight in their creations, which brings joy to our lives in the winter months and celebrates the strong Arboretum community.”

This year’s Love the Arbo Light Festival will take place from February 10 to 12. Around 100 residents are expected to create and display their windows lit with their artwork.

Visit www.facebook.com/LovetheArbo or www.bikeworcester.org.uk for more.

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