19 May 2015

If you’re keen to get out on your bike a bit more and explore more of your local area this summer, but don’t know where to start, a series of free guided bike rides coming to Sheffield could be the answer.

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

British Cycling and Sky, in partnership with Sheffield City Council, have scheduled a series of themed Sky Ride Local rides in Sheffield for 2015.

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 Parklife.

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 Sheffield this summer.

“There’s no time like the present to get your bike out. 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 Local bike ride in Sheffield.”

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.”

To register for a free guided bike ride and find out more about getting into cycling, visit: goskyride.com/Sheffield