Residents in Bolton are being urged to get on their bike for National Bike Week 2014 (June 14 to June 22).
Bike Week is the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK and Bolton Council has organised two events for all the family to join in.
On Wednesday, June 18 a five mile fun bike ride leaves from Victoria Square, going along the Middlebrook Valley Trail to Bolton Arena. Cyclists are asked to meet at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm departure.
The ride is open to all ages, but cyclists under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
The ride will be guided by members of Lancashire Road Club.
On Saturday, June 21, a free forest trail for mountain bikes will be set up in Victoria Square.
Riders of all abilities can have a go at the trail from 10am to 4pm. Bikes will be available and instructors will be on hand to help. Other bike activities and information will also be on offer on the day.
Please visit www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Cycling.aspx for more information about the bike week events.
Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration, Councillor Akhtar Zaman, said, “It’s a great opportunity for everyone, no matter how old you are, to enjoy cycling across Bolton.
“The Sky Ride event a few weeks ago was a huge success with thousands joining in. It just shows that there are lots of people out there that are keen to give cycling a go.
“We have been working with British Cycling since 2012 to bring Sky Ride events, and organised rides to encourage people to cycle more.
“Come along to the events we’ve organised, and also give one of the organised bike rides a try.”
See www.goskyride.com/bolton for more details about organised bike rides for all ages and abilities.