The Skyride Local programme, run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and British Cycling, is a series of free, fun, guided bike rides around the East Riding. Supported by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes, they’re a great way to get out and about and see the beautiful East Riding countryside on two wheels.
Ride distances range from three to 30 miles, offering something for everyone and this year the programme includes some tougher routes and new off-road rides.
Children are welcome so the whole family can get pedalling together and there are great gifts for children available too.
Rides in Driffield include:
Sunday, 7 July, at 10am, Driffield Bimble – a steady 18-mile ride starting from opposite the Riverhead Tearoom on quiet roads, with some gentle hills.
Sunday, 21 July, at 2pm, Driffield Drift – a steady eight-mile ride starting from Driffield Leisure Centre on flat quiet country roads via the duck pond at Nafferton.
Rides in and around Goole include:
Sunday, 7 July, at 2pm, Goole West Park Rides and Slide – an easy three-mile traffic-free ride around West Park, ideal for family groups with younger children.
Sunday, 21 July, at 10am, Howden, Skelton, Saltmarshe, Laxton, Kilpin Leisure Loop – a steady nine-mile ride from Hailgate, in Howden, riding along quiet roads and next to the River Ouse.
Rides in Beverley include:
Sunday, 14 July, at 2pm, Hudson Way Taster, Beverley – a steady eight-mile ride along the Hudson Way trail, with spectacular views of the East Riding, starting from the Thurlow Avenue car park.
Sunday, 28 July, at 10am, Beverley North Dalton – a challenging 31-mile ride starting at Longcroft School and riding through pretty villages and along quiet country roads.
Rides in Hedon include:
Sunday, 14 July, at 2pm, Heading around Hedon – a steady six-mile ride starting from Magdalen Lane riding along the old railway line and bridleways.
You’ll need to register before joining a ride. Places are filling up fast and numbers are limited so for more information or to register, visit www.goskyride.com/east-riding