As the participants in the annual Sheriff’s ride gathered on horseback outside the Guildhall to take part in this centuries-old tradition, another group met at the Stafford Rd pinfold to begin their inaugural two wheeled alternative.
As the cyclists left, a police car arrived, heralding the arrival of the horses and their riders travelling in the opposite direction.
You can find out how they got on with the alternative ride (straight from the horse’s mouth!) by reading all about it here on the Lichwheeld blog. I prefer two feet to two wheels, but I really wished I’d have joined in as it’s such a great idea and seemed like such a lot of fun (as all the best traditions are!). There’s always next year…
Cheers to all those who keep our traditions going and to those who start new ones – this city is definitely big enough for the both of them!