Thornes Park Family Cycle Festival

Saturday 29 April

Thornes Park is hosting its first family cycling festival on Saturday 29 April, giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy all kinds of activities on two wheels.

You can join us for pirate-themed family bike rides around the park, including comedy sketches and performances. Each ride lasts just under an hour and start at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

There are 15 places per ride, so booking is essential. Places cost £5 per adult and £3 per child. A bike and helmet will be provided at no extra charge, if participants require them. Helmets must be worn by all.

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The festival will run from 10.30am to 3pm. Other activities on the day include:

  • BMX competition - on the skate park from 10.30am to 2pm. Prizes are on offer for age categories 10 years and under, 11-13 years, and 14 years+. All participants must have signed parental consent prior to taking part. Register now  
  • Stunt bike displays - from 2pm.
  • Roller bike competition - from 10.30am to 3pm
  • Cycle skills course - run by Wakefield District Cycle Forum, this obstacle course helps cyclists practice and develop their skills.
  • Bike doctor - free help to carry out basic repairs to your bike.
  • Adapted Disability bikes - Our specially-adapted cycles are designed to help people who find it difficult to use standard bikes for a variety of reasons.
  • Aerobiking sessions - non-impact cycling classes using a stationary bike. These high-intensity sessions work all the major leg muscles and are one of the quickest ways to burn calories.
  • Kids’ balance workshop - a great chance to try a wide range of circus equipment including stilt walking, unicycling, and much more! Drop-in activities, with helmets provided for all necessary equipment.
  • Children’s entertainment - facepainting, balloon modelling, bouncy castle, obstacle course, and balance bikes.