A SERIES of countryside cycle rides for children will take place throughout February.

Rides will be led by a fully-qualified guide and include some simple bike maintenance, as well as making children aware of road safety.

Youngsters must be able to ride unaided and should take a packed lunch and drinks.

Booking is essential and there are a maximum of 12 places on each ride. Call 0114 2838692 to book a place.

The rides take place on Saturday February 16, ages 11 to 13, Monday February 18, ages eight to ten, and Friday February 22, ages 11 to 13.