Cycling

Cycling

Bolton has around 50 kms of pathways for cyclists and riders to discover!

There are also shorter routes around Smithills and Moses Gate country parks. These provide the opportunity for quiet off-road riding but may be a little far from home for some people.

Check out this free map of Bolton’s cycle network, available from Transport for Greater Manchester. 

Tfgm cycling training

Tfgm cycling training

Cycling training

If you’re a beginner that’s looking to get started or a pro that wants to sharpen their skills, why not take a riding course and improve your confidence and safety whilst riding.

These sessions are available to everyone above the age of 12 when accompanied by an adult, or 16 when unaccompanied.

Sessions on maintenance are also available which will teach you useful skills on how to ensure your bike is always ready to be pushed to the max.

For more details, head on over to: Learn to ride or fix your bike

Wheels for All

Wheels for all

A nationally recognised programme that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs.

Wheels for all is a cool initiative that helps all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity using specially adapted cycles.

  • Siblings, parents and carers are welcome to join in.
  • Sessions are 'drop in', but large groups are advised to book ahead (Bikes and helmets are provided).
  • Suitable clothing is advised.
  • Sessions are subject to weather and may be cancelled if necessary; please call to check.

Sessions are now available at:

  • Leverhulme Park Community Club, Long Lane, Bolton
    Wednesday 6pm-7pm (March - October only) and Thursday 10am-12noon (all year round) - £4 per person
  • USN Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Middlebrook, Horwich
    Tuesday 11am-12noon and Thursday 6pm-7pm - £2 per person

For more information, check out: Wheels for All or contact Sport and Active Living on 01204 332323 or at sportandactiveliving@bolton.gov.uk.