Sky rides roll back into Wakefield this summer

Team Sky  during the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 from Wakefield to Leeds. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Team Sky during the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 from Wakefield to Leeds. Picture Bruce Rollinson

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A series of free guided bike rides are coming to Wakefield this summer.

The Sky rides are part of a national campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness.

British Cycling and Sky, in partnership with Wakefield Council, have scheduled a series of themed Sky

Ride Local rides in Wakefield for 2015.

These will be guided by friendly British Cycling ride leaders along scenic local routes and pitched at three different levels.

The rides will explore different themes from wildlife and wilderness to city streets and park life.

Stewart Kellett, British Cycling’s director of recreation and partnerships, said: “What better way to get some exercise, get outdoors and see your area in a new way than to join some of the themed Sky Ride local bike rides taking place in and around Wakefield this summer.

“Whether you want to build your cycling confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge, now’s the time to register your free place on a Sky Ride.”

Craig Moss, Active Wakefield Community Development Officer, said: ‘There has never been a better time to cycle in Wakefield, with cycling numbers increasing year on year and the euphoria of the Tour de Yorkshire just leaving the city - cycling has never been so appealing.

“Come and experience one of our local bike rides, we have rides and routes to suit all needs and requirements. So what are you waiting for? Sign up and get pedalling!’

To register for a free guided bike ride and find out more about getting into cycling, visit:

goskyride.com/wakefield