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Get back on your bike – one year on

Started in September 2011, the ‘Get Back On Your Bike’ rides run by Activity Algarve have proved a success with new riders joining regularly.

The rides are designed to encourage people to get back in the saddle and get fit with other like-minded people. So far, it has been host to over 400 individuals during the course of the last 12 months.

Ride leader Samantha Diamond told the Algarve Resident: “I am really pleased with how the rides have developed. We have had a few people who were hooked within weeks and progressed up to the regular Sunday rides.

“People enjoy the gentle pace and the social aspect, and get more confident by the week. It is noticeable how their stamina and overall fitness improves in a very short space of time.”

Due to demand for additional rides, Activity Algarve is starting a new ride on Wednesday mornings from October 3.

This will be a weekly ride starting at 9.30am from Lennons in Almancil. Samantha said: “We will be focussing more on the cycling than the scenery and will aim to last about 90 minutes. I have a selection of routes defined that I will alternate. It will be a relatively easy ride, open to beginners also, but will also serve as an extra practice ride for those who want to get out more often.”

For more information, please call Samantha Diamond on 914 665 870, email diamond.samantha@gmail.com or visit the Activity Algarve Bike Rides page on Facebook.