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Health rides

A health ride

Similar to our popular health walks, these free, fun, social bike rides will take place through winter.

They’re led by qualified volunteers and are about an hour long including rest breaks. They will give anyone who wants to get back into cycling the chance to have a go and increase their confidence on off road routes. 

Thanks to a partnership with Active Lancashire, 15 adult bikes and helmets will be provided for each ride, or you can bring along your own.

There’s no need to book, children are welcome but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own bike and helmet.

Rides will take place as follows:

  • Wednesdays 1pm – Wyre Estuary Country Park - 9 October until 18 December inclusive (excluding 16 October, 27 November and 11 December)
  • Fridays 10.30am – Fleetwood, meet at Marine Hall - 11 October until 20 December

Sunday rides - all start 10:30am

  • Fleetwood, 6 October and 17 November - meet at Marine Hall
  • Wyre Estuary Country Park, 27 October and 8 December

Please note:  There is no need to book but the bikes we provide will be loaned on a first come, first served basis. All riders must wear a helmet.

For more information about our rides and to view further rides in the area please visit www.letsride.co.uk.

What are the health rides like? 

Local resident Angela Norris recently tried them out here’s what she has to say...

“Attending the Wyre health rides cycling sessions turned out to be a great confidence booster for me, as it was the first time I'd ridden a bike properly in nearly 19 years. As a teenager growing up in the 1970s I used to cycle all over - a habit that continued well into adulthood. In 1999, I skidded on black ice and fell off, dislocating my elbow and taking a blow to my head. The experience dented my confidence and left me fearful of the roads. When I heard about the Wyre health rides I decided to give it a go. I found sessions were very gentle and the volunteer instructors friendly and encouraging. Riding along the riverside paths at Stanah was also very pleasant.

“Now, six weeks after joining the course, I'm in possession of a brand new bike and a new enthusiasm for cycling. I've been out riding with my husband, a keen cyclist, a few times and hope perhaps one day to join a cycling club - time permitting! I feel the rides offer an excellent opportunity to help people like me get back into the saddle. It's also a great way of encouraging novice cyclists to take to their wheels.”

Mark also tried out the scheme. Here's what he had to say..

“Just to say I did the ride today and it was great. I suspect I slowed down the group but the leaders were great, very kind and patient, I will be back!"

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