Traffic free cycling as Wakefield gets moving

Cyclists got into the spirit of the Tour de France and enjoyed the a ride around a traffic-free city centre.

More than 4,000 people joined in the free Get Wakefield Moving event.

get wakefield moving grimthorpe brass band

get wakefield moving grimthorpe brass band

The 1.3km bike ride aimed to get people active by giving them the chance to ride their bike safely in a traffic-free zone. Coun Les Shaw, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “This was a great event which really got people energetic, active, and having fun at the same time.

“There was so much to do – and traffic-free cycling proved to be a huge success as many families, children, and adults raced around the city centre, making the most of the freedom of the roads.

“It is important to remind everyone to exercise and get fit and we are really trying to get people to move more every day, get physically active and to improve their health.”

Thousands of people took part in a variety of activities including bike sculpture workshops run by Faceless, a music stage and chance to meet cycling groups from the Change 4 life team.

get wakefield moving the start

get wakefield moving the start

Steve Peters, British Cycling’s recreation manager for Yorkshire, said: “This was a hugely popular event and we are pleased to have been part of such a fantastic day in the Wakefield district.”

get wakefield moving alice feetham takes part in the dualathon

get wakefield moving alice feetham takes part in the dualathon

get wakefield moving

get wakefield moving

get wakefield moving steve preston british cycling presents a gb cycling kit to coucil member jack hemmingway

get wakefield moving steve preston british cycling presents a gb cycling kit to coucil member jack hemmingway

get wakefield moving any bike will do

get wakefield moving any bike will do

get wakefield moving bike sculpture run by faceless

get wakefield moving bike sculpture run by faceless

get wakefield moving joker entertainment made it round on one wheel or was it two?

get wakefield moving joker entertainment made it round on one wheel or was it two?

get wakefield moving trying out the c5

get wakefield moving trying out the c5

get wakefield moving which waya re we going?

get wakefield moving which waya re we going?