Enjoy South Downs on an electric bicycle

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IF YOU’VE never tried out an electric bicycle, now is your chance.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England is holding free try out sessions in Buriton, near Petersfield, on Saturday to promote the new Electric Bike Network in the South Downs.

Anyone over 14 years old can have a go free of charge. The idea is that electric bicycles open new parts of the countryside to people who are less agile – allowing more people to climb hills and experience views that may normally be restricted to only the fittest cyclists.

The nearest electric bike hire is Cyclelife in Petersfield.

The event coincides with the open day at Buriton Chalk Pits, organised by Buriton Parish Council and Queen Elizabeth Country Park, which have been transformed into a nature reserve.

There will be activities for all the family to enjoy, including guided walks and working displays of traditional coppice crafts.

The try out sessions are from 10am to midday at the pond in Buriton.