Ex addicts on road to recovery

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Around 40 former drug and alcohol addicts will get on their bikes to do a lap of honour around Sheffield to celebrate their sobriety.

Service users from three of the city’s leading drug and alcohol services will set off for Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve from Arundel Street this Saturday at 11am on a ‘ride for recovery’.

Sheffield Alcohol Support Service, Phoenix Futures and the Crime reduction Initiative have organised the ride as a representation of how recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is possible.

“We should have around 30 to 40 riders on the day, all former drug or alcohol users, which will obviously make a great visual impact through the city,” said activities coordinator Matt McMullen from SASS. “We wanted to show recovery is possible and we’re hoping the ride will leave a positive legacy of a more active and productive lifestyle after addiction.”

The event will finish at the train station where the cyclist will raise a large Riding for Recovery banner in celebration.