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Rides & Events

New Dates for February Onwards

Rides Programme Updated – see below

Rides Calendar


Pedal in the Park

Short guided rides by one of our trained leaders lasting up to 1 hour. Distance up to 5miles.

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.


December 2021

Sat 4 Steady Plus

Start 10:00
Darrington Hotel – Road Ride

Sat 4 Easy

Start 10:30

Thornes Country Park

Santa Ride

Sun 5 Easy – Santa Ride

Antlers & tinsel encouraged

10:30 Nostell NT

Sat 11 **Cancelled**

10am Anglers CP

Instead come to Queens Mill, Castleford for a FREE mince pie and hot drink – 10:30 start

Santa Ride

Sat 11 Easy – Santa Ride

Antlers & tinsel encouraged

10.30 Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 12 Steady

Start 10:00

Pugneys CP

Tue 14 Steady

Start 10:00

Pontefract Park

Sat 18 Steady

Start 10:00

Nostell NT

Sat 25 Steady

Start 10:00

Queen’s Mill, Castleford

** Cancelled due to double booking with Santa Claus  **

Tue 28 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

January 2022

Sun 2 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 8 Steady

Start 10:00

Anglers CP

Sat 8 Easy

Start 10:30
Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 9 Steady

** Change of venue **

Start 10:00 Thornes Country Park

Tue 11 Steady

**Start moved to 12:00**

Pontefract Park

Sat 15 Steady

Start 10:00

Nostell NT

Sun 16 Easy

**New Ride for 2022**

10:30 @ Aspire, Pontefract Park

Sat 22 Steady

Start 10:00
Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Tue 25 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

February 2022

Sat 5 Steady Plus

Start 10:00
Darrington Hotel – Road Ride

Sat 5 Easy

Start 10:30

Thornes Country Park

Sun 6 Steady

Start 10:00

Nostell NT

Tue 8 Steady

Start 10:00

Pontefract Park

Sat 12 Steady

Start 10:00

Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 13 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 19 Easy

Start 10:30
Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 20 Steady

Start 10:00

Thornes CP

Tue 22 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 26 Steady

Start 10:00

Anglers CP

Sun 27 Easy

Start 10:30

@Aspire, Pontefract Park

March 2022

Sat 5 Steady Plus

Start 10:00
Darrington Hotel – Road Ride

Sat 5 Easy

Start 10:30

Thornes Country Park

Sun 6 Steady

Start 10:00

Nostell NT

Tue 8 Steady

Start 10:00

Pontefract Park

Sat 12 Steady

Start 10:00

Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 13 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 19 Easy

Start 10:30
Queen’s Mill, Castleford

Sun 20 Steady

Start 10:00

Thornes CP

Tue 22 Easy

Start 10:30

Nostell NT

Sat 26 Steady

Start 10:00

Anglers CP

Sun 27 Easy

Start 10:30

@Aspire, Pontefract Park

Rides start from:


Anglers Country Park

Haw Park Lane WF4 2EE

Meet outside the visitor centre

Castleford Queen’s Mill

Aire Street WF10 1JW

Meet outside the cafe.

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 WF4 2EB

Meet outside the cafe.

The Darrington Hotel

Old Great North Road WF8 3BL

Meet in the hotel car park.

Thornes Park

Horbury Road WF2 8QD

Meet outside Thornes Park Stadium Entrance

Rides Information

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


How to book on a ride

You no longer need to book in advance for a ride, unless you need to borrow a bike but while Covid restrictions apply, you must supply a contact number for test & trace.

WDCF rides are FREE but there may be a charge for the car park.

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

Which ride to choose

The rides are of varied lengths and difficulty. We will always ride at the pace to suit the least experienced rider. No-one is ever left behind. We use traffic free routes & some minor roads. Most rides are suited to 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.
 

Events Calendar


Thanks to Covid, the AGM in 2019 did not take place.  This year’s Annual General Meeting covers the period from April 2019.

September 2021

Annual General Meeting

22nd September at 7pm

St Giles Church
Market Place
Pontefract
WF8 1AT

Agenda for 2021 AGM

Minutes from 2021AGM

Minutes from 2019 AGM


 

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