The main aim of Wakefield District Cycle Forum is to get more people cycling

We do this by campaigning for more and safer accessible cycle routes and by putting on free guided cycle rides of varying length and difficulty from different venues throughout the district, using off-road routes as much as possible.

For our Easy Rides of 8 to 10 miles, with a tea break halfway round, we can often lend you a bike and helmet for the duration of the ride.

We put on two rides a month from Queen’s Mill, one an Easy Ride and the second a longer and slightly faster Steady Ride. At the moment we won’t have any bikes available for our Mill rides until our new bike shed has been delivered but we hope to have this up and running in June.

During the school summer holidays we hold ‘Holiday Wednesdays’ at Nostell National Trust, where children can try out our Skills Course on their own bikes or using one of ours.

We often have information stalls at local galas or events, like the Liquorice and Rhubarb Festivals, and periodically offer bike security marking or Bike Doctor sessions.

More details are available on our website: or Facebook page