Sunday 14th August 2011 10:00am
Starting from - Blackpool, FY3 9HU
West Park Drive
Sky Ride events are over until next spring, but there are still tons of opportunities for you to get out on your bike.
Whether you’re saving money, considering the environment, avoiding the traffic jams, getting fit or wanting to take in some breathtaking scenery – let us point you in the right direction with cycling tips, clubs and routes in your local area.
Cycling support in Blackpool
If you’re looking for a brilliant place to cycle; Blackpool is it. The city has rides and routes for all abilities and all the family. British Cycling works with Blackpool Council to promote various new opportunities, new initiatives and new incentives to get you on your bike. For more details on rides, routes, clubs and so much more, click here.
Blackpool is a Cycle Town – so it’s the perfect place to get involved in cycling of any kind. The Cycle Blackpool website is a great source of invaluable information - please click here for more details.
The cycle hire scheme in Blackpool also provides around 500 bikes that can be hired from the hubs around the town. For more information, click here.
Places to cycle
There are a number of amazing routes and venues in the Blackpool area to help you make the most of your cycling experience – there really is something for everyone.
Cycle the Prom. The renovated promenade offers miles of off road cycling through the town and along the Golden Mile. There are also inland routes that connect through the parks into the wider Fylde coast area.
For the British Cycling guide to cycling in the area, click here.
For Fylde coast routes, click here.
Joining a Local Cycling Club
British Cycling can help you to find a club that’s right for you. Click here to use the ‘club finder’ to find a club near you.
If you’re looking to join a club to improve your cycling or simply for a bit of fun, there are some great British Cycling affiliated clubs in Blackpool that will be happy for you to go along and ride with them.
A new cycle club created by the Cycle Blackpool team. The club is open to all ages and abilities and is aimed at cyclists who want to spend time with friends and family enjoying a leisurely bike ride. Rides take place every two weeks and are supervised by qualified cycle trainers. http://www.cycleblackpool.co.uk/leisure/blackpool-coasters
There is also a Go-Ride Club for under 16s. For details contact Blackpool Youth Cycle Association.
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