Fun, free summer cycling in Wakefield with Sky Ride Local

​Summer is just around the corner – and with it comes British Cycling's Sky Ride Local programme in Wakefield.

The popular programme of rides, guided by trained British Cycling ride leaders, is set to kick off on Sunday 18 May; with rides will be taking place all over Wakefield. Organised by British Cycling and Sky, in partnership with Wakefield Council, Sky Ride Local offers local people the chance to join organised, guided rides of varying distances and difficulties – ranging from easy-going spins around picturesque parts of Wakefield through to 'steady' and 'challenging' rides, for those seeking a little more adventure. 

Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Wakefield Council's Service Director Culture and Sport, said: "We'd like to get more people in the district cycling and with the Tour de France around the corner and summer on its way now is a great time to get out on your bike.

"By working in partnership with British Cycling and the Wakefield District Cycle Forum we are pleased that we have a group-led cycle ride taking place every weekend from now until the end of September." 

Dan Goodey British Cycling's Recreation Manager for Yorkshire, said: "Cycling's never been more popular, and whatever your age or fitness level, it's easy to get involved. We're delighted to be working with Wakefield Council to make it even easier for local people to get out on their bikes and have some fun this summer." 

Sky Ride Local is just one of many ways British Cycling is encouraging people to get out on their bikes this summer. To register for a free guided bike ride and find out more about getting into cycling, visit