Cycle routes


There are many rides around the district to choose from; starting with easy going shorter routes of about 5 miles (8km), to a more challenging 20 mile (32km) ride which also includes the Trans Pennine Trail.

Each leaflet has a clear map with direction notes to follow. Many of the routes have sections on and off road, following traffic free cycle paths wherever possible.

If you have other routes to suggest? Why not map your favourite route and send it to us. If we like it we'll add it to the site.

Ossett to Dewsbury Greenway

The Ossett to Dewsbury Greenway is a cross-boundary project between Kirklees Council and Wakefield Council to provide a largely traffic free route for walkers and cyclists between Ossett Town Centre and Dewsbury Town Centre. 

Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is the first long distance multi-user trail in the UK. Stretching the breadth of Northern England, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, it is a journey of 215 miles (346km).

Added to this are the north/south route options, between Leeds, York and Chesterfield, making around 350 miles (560km) of signed route to follow along a mixture of well surfaced canal and railway paths, tracks and bridleways, footpaths, cycle lanes and minor roads.

​Castleford Greenway

The Castleford Greenway is a traffic free route for walkers and cyclists running from Cutsyke to Lumley Hill. We have recently secured funding to extend the Greenway over the railway to join up with a new cycle path along the Riverside and onwards to Methley Junction.

​​​Bike​​ hire

You can hire bikes at these parks:

Active Wakefield Cycle Maps

Entry, easy, steady and challenging circular routes around Pontefract Park, Pugneys Country Park and Thornes Park

Other local cycle maps

Contact us

Sport and Active Lifestyles

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 307820