Come on...Get on your bike!

​Date: 02/09/2014

We are urging residents to jump on their bikes and get inspired to join in the bike fever across the district.

The Council is working with British Cycling to offer fun, free varied programmes of rides across the district. Rides are suited for people with different abilities – there are easy-going rides 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: "There is still plenty of time for people to enjoy cycle rides throughout the district and we offer various rides for people of all abilities.

"This is the last month of these fun and energetic rides and we urge everybody to come, enjoy and get active throughout September. It's also a great way to stay active and improve your wellbeing."

The schedules for the cycle rides over the next month include:

Sunday September 7, at Stanley at 2pm – STEADY
Sunday September 7, at The Hepworth Gallery at 10am – CHALLENGING
Sunday September 14, at Pontefract Racecourse at 2pm – EASY GOING
Sunday September 14 at Hemsworth Water Park at 2pm – STEADY
Sunday September 28 at Nostell Priory at 10.15am – STEADY

Other rides are taking place as a part of Wakefield Cycling Forum. For details see

For more information on the rides visit