Cyclists saddle up for Sky Ride 

Cyclists on the Sky Ride Local ride
Bolton Sky Ride

Call for Bolton cyclists to saddle up for Sky Ride

To celebrate the biggest year for cycling in Britain, Bolton residents are invited to register for Sky Ride Local and join in a series of free led bike rides throughout 2012.

Sky Ride Local is a series of free community bike rides that explore the local area and are led by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders. The rides are at four different levels and cater for all ages and abilities.

Bolton Council and other local authorities have teamed up with British Cycling and Sky to bring over 1,000 free led rides to towns and neighbourhoods across the country.

Registration is free and open now for rides already taking place. More rides are being added all the time, so families, friends and groups can check out the dates and details of rides taking place.

Bolton’s Sky Ride Local events take place every Sunday until the big Bolton Sky Ride on Sunday 16 September. The rides running throughout July include:
• Belmont or Bust on 15 July
• Rivington reservoir ramble and Kingfisher trail rides on 22 July
• Around Dofflocker Lodge, Bolton A'wandering  and A ride with Bolton's Famous Sons on 29 July
Rides vary in levels, from beginners to experienced cyclists, so everyone can pick a level to suit skills and enjoyment. New for 2012 are new ride levels to excite and challenge, including some tougher rides and new off-road rides at all levels. And there are great gifts for children who join in one, two or three rides.

Even for those who’ve not been on a bike for a while, the friendly Ride Leaders will be there to help and support them. With lots of new routes there’s never been a better time for people to get back in the saddle and join an amazing year of cycling. 

Councillor Christopher Peacock, Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Sport said: “With a large number of routes available and expert help on hand, the Sky Ride Local will inspire local people to re-discover the fun of bike riding and their love of exploring new places in Bolton.” 


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