Get on your bike in Kirklees

People living in and around Dewsbury and Huddersfield are being encouraged to get more involved in cycling.

Kirklees Council has joined up with British Cycling and West Yorkshire Metro to encourage more people to get out on a bike.

The partnership means there will be even more opportunities in the area - with Sky Ride Local, Breeze Bike Rides for women and Social Cycling Groups.

The Sky Ride Local programme offers a series of free, guided bike rides around Kirklees, starting in July and running through to the end of September.

Guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes, they're a great way to see the local area on two wheels. With different levels, there are rides for all abilities.

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Cycling is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy, plus its lots of fun too. I'd encourage everyone, of all ages and abilities to get out on their bikes and take part in a Sky Ride Local ride in Kirklees this summer.

– Jason Kenny OBE, Double Olympic Champion

We are delighted to have formed this partnership with British Cycling. It is a fantastic opportunity to get more people out and about on bikes and enjoying the many health benefits that cycling can bring. Cycling is a fun, sociable activity but most importantly for those who cycle regularly it is a great way to get fitter and adopt a healthier lifestyle. With our programme in Kirklees we are particularly keen to encourage women and those who currently do little or no activity to try cycling as an enjoyable way to become more active.

– Cllr Jean Calvert