On your bike! Get cycling this month with Sky Ride Local

Get involved with free bike rides this August

Get involved with free bike rides this August

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Get your whole family together during the school holidays and explore the great outdoors with Sky Ride Local free guided bike rides.

Sky Ride Local, brought to you by British Cycling, Sky and Kirklees Council, offers a fantastic range of free guided bike rides, led by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders.

Helen Webster, British Cycling Recreation Manager for Kirklees said: ‘Sky Ride Local bike rides are perfect for families and friends looking to get together and make the most of the great outdoors during the school holidays.

“In addition to our popular Sunday rides, there are some new mid-week rides for the school summer holidays that offer families a fun and free alternative to expensive days out, giving you the chance to explore scenic routes on your doorstep and get active.”

There’s a ride to suit everyone, from building confidence on a bike to something a little challenging for more experience riders.

Councillor Viv Kendrick, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for Health and Activity said: “Cycling is a great way to get out in the fresh air, explore the local area and to feel good, healthier and more energised.”

Whether you’re looking to just explore more of your local area or enjoy an action-packed family adventure into the countryside, many rides are suitable for families with children of all ages, plus you can borrow bikes and helmets for free on the following rides:

Monday 8 August at 6pm – Huddersfield Broad Canal to Aspley Marina (an easygoing 5 mile ride along a traffic-free route along the canal)

Monday 15 August at 11am – South Dewsbury Circuit (a steady 6 mile ride along a flat route in a safe environment)

Tuesday 16 August at 6pm – Huddersfield Broad Canal to Aspley Marina (an easygoing 5 mile ride along a traffic-free route along the canal)

To register and book your place on a Sky Ride Local in Kirklees, visit goskyride.com/Kirklees