Summer sun and cycling fun for all across Calderdale

A free bike ride will take place at Blackstone Edge reservoir.
A free bike ride will take place at Blackstone Edge reservoir.

People of all ages and abilities can get on their bikes and see the sights in Calderdale this summer.

British Cycling is running a number of free bike rides across the borough in partnership with Calderdale Council.

The Sky Ride Local bike rides will range from easygoing to challenging and will be led by British Cycling-trained ride leaders.

A steady Eat, Drink, Ride will take in the five corners of Todmorden on Sunday, August 2 at 10am.

Also, a Wildlife and Wilderness ride will take place at Blackstone Edge reservoir on Sunday, August 23 at 2pm.

A more challenging ride will start from Brighouse at 10am on Sunday, August 30. The 25-mile ride will take in Queensbury, Ogden Water and Warley before skirting the canal back to Brighouse.

Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for communities, Coun Steve Sweeney, said: “There really is something for everyone.

“We are lucky that we have such lovely countryside in Calderdale, and a bike ride is a great way to explore it.”

To find out more or to book a place, visit www.goskyride.com and search for races in Calderdale.