Cycling frenzy to get Wakefield moving

Date: 02/09/14
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We are inviting residents to get racing on their bikes with fun activities for all at the Get Wakefield Moving event this month.

The cycling event which takes place on 21 September from 10am-3pm in Wakefield City Centre aims to get Wakefield active by giving residents the chance to get energetic and ride their bikes in the City Centre in a traffic free route as roads will be closed.

There will also be a whole host of activities including bike sculpture workshops run by Faceless, a music stage, rollapaluza, food and water stations, and a chance to meet cycling groups from the Change 4 Life team.

Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: "We are also delighted to be working in partnership with British Cycling this year who have helped us to increase the number of residents participating in cycling over the past two years.

"This exciting and fun event promises to be a good day out for the entire family many activities suited for people of all ages, for children and adults alike. So whether you're a keen cyclist, or somebody wants to improve their fitness – why not get the date in your diary for the event taking place in just a matter of weeks!"

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

Residents can also register to take part in the cycling prior to the event on www.goskyride.com/wakefield The first 1,000 people to register will receive a free British Cycling snapband.