Take to your bike and discover Sheffield from a whole new perspective this summer with Sky Ride Local.

Join our friendly British Cycling-trained ride leaders on parkland paths, traffic-free circuits and some great new bike lanes, all in and around Sheffield.

You’ll explore quiet roads, get to meet like-minded cyclists and even pick up some tips on some great routes for commuting by bike too.

With different levels and rides scheduled throughout the summer, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge.

Register your place for free at goskyride.com/Sheffield

Helen Webster, British Cycling’s Recreational Manager for Sheffield said: “Seeing your town or city by bike is a great way to really get to know it.

“Meticulously planned, these free guided rides take in some of the very best streets and park life Sheffield has to offer. With rides scheduled throughout the summer, now’s the time to register your free place on a Sky Ride Local ride.”

Councillor Isobel Bowler, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council said: “As a keen cyclist myself, I know how enjoyable riding a bike around Sheffield’s stunning landscape can be.

“I hope that young and old, individuals and families, experienced cyclists and novices alike will pull on their helmets and take to the roads for this fantastic series of free bike rides.”

Part of a national campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, Sky Ride Local offers a fantastic range of free guided bike rides throughout the summer months.

City Streets and Park Life rides are just one of six themed rides, all new for 2015. Other themes include Wildlife and Wilderness, History and Heritage, Local Pride, Waterways and Woodlands, and Eat, Drink, Ride.

For more information and to register to take part, visit goskyride.com/sheffield