On Yer Bike!

Cycling gives an amazing sense of freedom and after the past few months, we’ve learned to value that more than ever. 

Whether riding to work, the shops, or pedalling off on an adventure, the humble bicycle is an easy way to get around, get active and have fun!

There are loads of interesting places to cycle around the Wakefield district and lots of information online, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Never fear! We here at Experience Wakefield have got some useful resources and ideas to help you get started.

For more information on this useful and enjoyable life skill, including details of bike hire, and where to learn to ride (you're never too old, trust us!), head over to Wakefield Council's dedicated cycling page here.

Cycling Family

Please note, that while we are working hard to keep information on this website up to date, things are changing rapidly. Experiences may be a little different and pre-booking may be required. Please check venue websites or get in touch with them directly before travelling.

Where to go

Where to go

The Wakefield district has a fantastic off road cycle network that connects to larger routes such as the National Cycle Network and the Trans Pennine Trail. You can meander along the old Barnsley Canal, explore Haw Park Woods, or make your way to Stanley heading along the scenic route towards our neighbours in Leeds.

Click the boxes below for a variety of downloadable maps, providing a range of experiences and difficulty levels to help you find your perfect cycling fit.

There's even an interactive map, marked with various trails, so you can choose your own route!


Ever heard of the Wakefield Wheel or The Wonders of Wakefield? These two circular cycle routes were developed by the knowledgeable and passionate folk from Wakefield District Cycle Forum, and are a great way to see some of our beautiful countryside.

The Wakefield District Cycle Forum is a cycle campaign group providing support and information on cycle routes, off road routes, cycling maps, health rides, and the Trans Pennine Trail. They also organise meet-ups and group rides (though these are currently suspended due to Covid-19). If you'd like more information, or are interested in joining, click here.

Cycle forum

Cycle Forum