The bicentenary of the death of Horsham-born poet and political thinker Percy Bysshe Shelley is being commemorated by a special cycle ride which will wend its way through the District’s countryside, stopping off at Shelley’s favourite haunts.
The ride will take place on Saturday 9 July and will start in Horsham Park at Poet’s Corner and finish at Warnham’s Parish Rooms.
For full details on the bike ride, visit the Shelley Bicentenary Bike Ride webpage where free tickets to take part can be booked.
Please be aware that spaces are limited to just 20 people, so book now to avoid disappointment.
The six mile ride will go at a very gentle pace and will be stopping frequently to see the places associated with Shelley’s life and to hear stories and a little of his poetry.
Commenting on the cycle ride Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Roger Noel said:
Percy Shelley was one of the most significant English Romantic poets and it is very appropriate that we honour his achievements in poetry here in Horsham District.
I cannot think of a lovelier tribute than to amble by bike in the summer months, taking in the famous landmarks frequented by Shelley in his lifetime.
Do please book a place and enjoy this unique opportunity.
Cllr Roger Noel, HDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture