94 riders enjoyed a lovely sunny day on Cannock Chase for BHS Staffordshire’s Autumn Pleasure Ride.
Cannock Chase was designated as an AONB in 1958 because of its beautiful landscape, its wildlife and its history. Cannock Chase is the largest surviving area of lowland heathland in the Midlands. Lowland heath is an internationally scarce and threatened wildlife habitat. The AONB also has extensive areas of forest and woodland along with areas of designed parkland, sand and gravel quarrying and mixed agriculture. The approx 10 mile ride takes in all these areas, using public bridleways.
Photos are available via the BHS Staffordshire Facebook page, courtesy of John Maddock.
This was Lesley Simmons' last time organising the ride and we are very grateful to her for doing so all these years. In honour of the occasion Lesley was presented with a thank you cake!