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WDCF AGM & BBQ 2024

This year, we’re combining our AGM with a summer barbecue, with the AGM at 5pm on Sunday 14th July and the Barbecue, Salad and Pasta Bar (with cheesecake to follow), at 6pm. 

  The venue is Dimple Well Lodge Hotel in Ossett and the price only £18.95 a head . 

Formal notice of the AGM will be coming out next month but we need final numbers for the Barbecue by the end of June so click on the link below to download the booking form and menu details.

If you just want to come to the AGM, that’s fine- the meal is not compulsory.  If your guests are not members entitled to vote at the AGM,  that’s OK too – the bar will be open.  We hope for fine weather and a lovely evening.

Rides Calendar


Easy Ride

Cycling at an easy-going pace, easy rides ideal for beginners, families & those wanting to build their confidence, Duration 2-3 hours. Distance up to 10 miles

Steady Ride

If you’re fairly confident on your bike, steady rides are the next step up. Cycling further at a comfortable pace. Duration 3 hours. Distances up to 20 miles

Steady Plus Ride

You’ll need a good level of fitness and cycling experience. Duration 3-4 hours. Distances usually up to 25 miles. Longer rides as stated on the calendar.


May 2024

Sat 4 Easy

Start 10:30

Thornes Country Park

Sat 11 Easy

Start 10:30

St Swithuns CC, Eastmoor

National Trust

Sun 12 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 18 Easy

Start 10:30
Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 19 Easy

Start at 10:30

Rycroft Leisure Centre

Sat 25 Easy

Start 10:30

Agbrigg CC

Sun 26 Easy

Start 10:30

@Aspire, Pontefract Park

National Trust

Tue 28 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

June 2024

Sat 1 Easy

Start 10:30

Thornes Country Park

Sat 8 Easy

Start 10:30

St Swithuns CC, Eastmoor

Sun 9 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 15 Easy

Start at 10:30
Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 16 Easy

Start at 10:30

Rycroft Leisure Centre

Sat 22 Easy

Start 10:30

Agbrigg CC

Sun 23 Easy

Start 10:30

@Aspire, Pontefract Park

Tue 25 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

July 2024

Sat 6 Easy

Start 10:30

Thornes Country Park

Sat 13 Easy

Start at 10:30

St Swithun’s CC, Eastmoor

Sun 14 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 20 Easy

Start at 10:30
Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 21 Easy

Start at 10:30

Rycroft Leisure Centre

Tue 23 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 27 Easy

Start 10:30

Agbrigg CC

Sun 28 Easy

Start 10:30

@Aspire, Pontefract Park

Steady Rides

Unless a Ride Leader isn’t available

1st Saturday

Start 10:00 – Steady Plus

Darrington Hotel

1st Sunday

Start 10:00 – WoW

Book via Eventbrite. Start locations vary.

2nd Saturday

Start 10:00

Queen’s Mill, Castleford

2nd Tuesday

Start 10:00

@Aspire, Pontefract Park

3rd Sunday

Start at 10:00

Thornes CP

Check Facebook

Before setting out

Rides start from:


Agbrigg Community Centre

Montague St. WF1 5BB

Meet outside the Community Centre.

Anglers Country Park

Haw Park Lane WF4 2EE

Meet outside the visitor centre

Castleford Queen’s Mill

Aire Street WF10 1JL

Meet outside the entrance to the mill building.

Nostell NT

Doncaster Road WF4 1QE

Meet in front of the house.

Pontefract Park

Park Road WF8 4RA

Meet outside the entrance to the Aspire Leisure Centre.

Pugneys Country Park

Denby Dale Rd, Wakefield WF2 7BN

Meet outside the cafe. 

Rycroft Leisure Centre

Off Mulberry Ave WF4 2BB

Meet outside the Leisure Centre.

St Swithuns Community Centre

Arncliffe Rd, Wakefield WF1 4RR

Meet in the car park.

The Hepworth

Tootal St, Wakefield WF1 5AW

Meet in The Hepworth Gardens. 

The Darrington Hotel

Old Great North Road WF8 3BL

Meet in the hotel car park.

Thornes Park

Horbury Road WF2 8TY

Meet outside Thornes Park Stadium Entrance

Rides Information

Need advice – email:  rides@cycling-wakefield.org.uk


How to book on a ride

WDCF rides are FREE and you do not need to book in advance.  However, we do ask that you become a member after completing three rides.  Only £5 for Life Membership and you get two free maps – WOW & Wheel!

We have a limited number of bikes to borrow but they must be booked in advance via rides@cycling-wakefield.org.uk

Which ride to choose

The rides are of varied lengths and difficulty, ranging from Easy to Steady to Steady Plus. We always ride at the pace to suit the least experienced cyclist and no-one is ever left behind. We mainly use traffic free routes & minor roads, which are suitable for both hybrid or mountain bikes.

Bad Weather

The weather doesn’t usually stop a ride but in wet weather some routes may be muddy and uneven.

The ride leaders are always waiting at the start point so don’t be put off, just dress for the weather.

What to bring

No specific requirements, but it is always useful to bring:

  • Yourself, friends & family
  • A roadworthy bike
  • Suitable clothing
  • A bottle of water
  • We also recommend that you wear a cycle helmet.

Special Events Calendar


Holiday Wednesdays @ Nostell NT

Cycling Information Stand
Cycle Skills Course
Pedal in the Park

National Trust

Holiday Wednesday at Nostell NT

National Trust

July 26th

Fun for all the family from 11am till 3pm
Cycling Information Stand
Cycle Skills Course
Pedal in the Park
National Trust

August 2nd

Fun for all the family from 11am till 3pm
Cycling Information Stand
Cycle Skills Course
Pedal in the Park

Holiday Wednesday at Nostell NT

National Trust

August 9th

Fun for all the family from 11am till 3pm
Cycling Information Stand
Cycle Skills Course
Pedal in the Park
National Trust

August 16th

Fun for all the family from 11am till 3pm
Cycling Information Stand
Cycle Skills Course
Pedal in the Park

Holiday Wednesday at Nostell NT

National Trust

August 23rd

Fun for all the family from 11am till 3pm
Cycling Information Stand
Cycle Skills Course
Pedal in the Park
National Trust

August 30th

Fun for all the family from 11am till 3pm
Cycling Information Stand
Cycle Skills Course
Pedal in the Park

Events Information

On Wednesdays during summer school holidays at Nostell Priory and at some local galas, Wakefield District Cycle Forum provides some or all of the services listed below:


Cycling information stand

Wakefield District Cycle Forum members will be on hand to give information, maps, leaflets and advice.

Cycle Skills Course

Practice your cycling skills, whatever your age. If you feel like a challenge come along to one of our events and have a go. Bring your own bike or use one of ours.

Pedal in the Park – Nostell Priory only

Short guided rides with a trained leader lasting up to an hour. Distance up to 5 miles.

Bike Doctor

Dust off your bike and bring it along to the advertised event and our Bike Doctor will be on hand to offer friendly and helpful advice.

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