Council backs Bike Fever

Date: 04/08/2014
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Wakefield Council is urging residents to jump on their bikes and get inspired to join in on the bike fever across the district.

The Council is working with British Cycling to offer fun, free varied programmes of rides across the district over the summer months. Rides are suited for people with different abilities – there are easy-going for families and beginners, Steady – to give you a bit more of a pace and challenging for advanced riders.

Cllr Les Shaw, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: "With many sporting events taking place including the Commonwealth games and the huge success of The Tour De France – now is the perfect opportunity for everyone to get inspired and join in the cycling fun.

"Come and enjoy the wonderful scenary of Wakefield whilst having fun getting fit and active. Plus with rides suiting people of different abilities – now is a great chance to get on your bike this summer."

Rides taking place across the district include:

Sunday August 10, at Pontefract Racecourse from 2pm – EASYGOING
Sunday August 10, at Hemsworth Water Park from 2pm - STEADY
Sunday August 17, at Slazenger Sports Club from 2pm – STEADY
Sunday August 17, at Featherstone Sports Complex 10am – CHALLENGING
Sunday August 24, at Nostell Priory from 10.15am – EASYGOING
Sunday August 24, at Knottingley Sports Centre at 10am – CHALLENGING
Sunday August 31, at Knottingley Sports Centre from 10am - STEADY
Sunday August 31, at Knottingley Sports Centre at 10am - CHALLENGING

Other rides are taking place as a part of Wakefield Cycling Forum. For details see www. http://www.cycling-wakefield.org.uk/  

For more information on the rides visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/cycling