Explore the "Get Growing Trail" by bike!

Trail 2014 front-back P1v4.inddLocal cycling charity Life Cycle UK is holding a series of led rides around this year’s “Get Growing Garden Trail” over the weekend of 7th and 8th June. Five guided rides, each exploring a selection of Garden Trail venues and led by a qualified instructor, will be on offer, including a trip out to the beautiful Tyntesfield Walled Garden and a Family friendly ride.

Poppy Brett, Life Cycle UK’s Chief Executive commented:

“We are really excited to have teamed up with Bristol Food Network to offer a programme cycle rides as part of the Get Growing Garden Trail. Visiting these lovely gardens is a must for any nature, gardening or food enthusiast and what better way to get there than on two wheels!”

Life Cycle’s team of expert instructors have planned a series of routes to take in the best gardens.  On the North Bristol Routes you will visit gardens such as the inspirational Golden Hill garden with its recycled tetra-pak wall and Tynings field where you can witness a bee keeping demo. The Southern Bristol routes include stops at a number of community growing projects including Bramble Farm and Greens Community Market Garden.

If you feel like a longer ride, Life Cycle is also offering a guided ride to Tyntesfield to visit the beautiful Walled Kitchen Garden and the newly restored Orangery.  For those with families, Life Cycle is running a special child-friendly bicycle tour of Easton Community Allotment and Fishponds Community Orchard.

To join the rides you must book in advance and arrive with a road-worthy bicycle – all routes are pre-planned so all you have to do is pedal! Ride dates and times are as follows:

·         Get Growing Garden Trail – South Bristol Saturday 7th June 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 10:00

·         Get Growing Garden Trail – North Bristol Saturday 7th June

Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 12:00

·         Get Growing Garden Trail – Tyntesfield Ride Sunday 8th June 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 10:00

·         Get Growing Garden Trail – North Bristol Sunday 8th June 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 12:00

·         Get Growing Garden Trail – Family Ride Sunday 8th June 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 13:00

For booking information please visit: www.lifecycleuk.org.uk/getgrowing or call the Life Cycle team on 0117 353 4580

The Get Growing Garden Trail, which is in its 4th year, features 33 gardens all over Bristol and takes place over the weekend of 7th /8th June. The sites range from pocket growing sites in parks, to expansively productive fields; miniature orchards tucked behind shops, to historic gardens and gardening projects which are focussed around social get-togethers to those focussed on social enterprise. Each community project has its own ways of working and its own ways for people to get involved. For more information about the gardens visit:


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