Cycling in the district

There is not a better time to get involved in cycling in Yorkshire

On the back of welcoming the Tour de France 2014 and the Tour de Yorkshire 2015, cycling has gone from strength to strength in the district, with people turning to cycling for sport, health, or as a mode of transport.

On top of that, cycling...

  • reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease by up to 50 per cent
  • improves fitness and help tone legs and bottoms
  • reduces risk of developing cancers (especially breast and bowel)
  • provides mental health benefits including being better able to cope with pressure, stress and depression
  • parking is free!
  • is a cheap and relatively fast form of transport
  • doesn't produce any pollution or contribute to congestion

Led Rides

There are a number of FREE led events & rides throughout the district run by our local Cycle Forum and by British Cycling.

Further details can be found; 

There are also a number of maps and routes that are downloadable for FREE 

Bike hire

What better way to explore the Wakefield district's cycle routes and parklands than through the magic of pedal power?

It's perfect for those who do not own a bike and a fantastic way to bring the family together. So take in the wonderful views of our parks on two wheels and have a great day out!

Hire a bike at these locations:

Contact us


Sport and Active Lifestyles
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 307 820