Get on your bike for Doncaster Sky Rides

Sky Rides start in Doncaster this Sunday.
Sky Rides start in Doncaster this Sunday.

If you are keen to get out on your bike and explore more of your local area this summer, but do not know where to start, a series of free guided bike rides coming to Doncaster could be the answer.

Sky Ride Local is part of a national campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness.

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

The first one, an 18-mile ride, will depart from Cusworth Hall on Sunday morning at 10am and takes in Brodsworth, Pickburn, Hickleton, Barnburgh, Cadeby and Sprotbrough.

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 Doncaster this summer?

“There’s no time like the present to get your bike out.

“Whether you want to build your cycling confidence or you are looking for a challenge, now’s the time to register your free place on a Sky Ride Local bike ride in Doncaster.”

Councillor Bill Mordue, cabinet member for tourism and culture, said: “This year is shaping up to be an excellent one for cycling in Doncaster, with the fantastic Sky Rides complementing other events like the Doncaster Cycling Festival and Bike Week, which takes place in June.

“I hope that these events prove really popular with all cycling fans.”

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