Get on your bike for Rotherham pedal rides

Doris Schweizer (Cyclance) reaches the Qom Summit at High Street, Conisrough. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT Tour de Yorkshire MC 6
Doris Schweizer (Cyclance) reaches the Qom Summit at High Street, Conisrough. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT Tour de Yorkshire MC 6

Dearne residents are being urged to get on their bikes and join in free cycle rides around Rotherham.

Organised cycle rides have been organised to take place on June 12, July 10 and August 14, following the Trans Pennine Trail towards Meadowhall.

All begin from Clifton Park and those attending are asked to meet outside the Garden House entrance at 10.30am.

In addition, even those without a bike of their own can hire an electric or pedal cycle for free from Rotherham’s Mobile Cycle Hub for up to three months.

Cycle Hub is also offering free route planning, bike checks and minor repairs.

To find the next Cycle Hub event visit www.journeymatters.co.uk

For anyone new to cycling, or families with younger children, there is also the option of monthly rides around Clifton Park starting at 9.30am.

For more information on these rides, and to book, go to www.goskyride.com

Furthermore an inaugural Clifton Park hill-climb and cycle event is also being planned for sometime in the summer.

The cycle events have been organised to build on the rising popularity of cycling in the area, thanks to events like the Tour de Yorkshire.

The TDY, held earlier on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators to the area during Stage 2 of the event which finished in Doncaster town centre.