Bikers set to spring into action for free

Sky Riders on Blackpool Prom
Sky Riders on Blackpool Prom

Bike fans can get in gear for a new series of Sky Ride Local rides.

A series of guided bike rides have been scheduled for spring by British Cycling and Sky in partnership with Blackpool Council, Lancashire County Council.

As part of a campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, Sky Ride Local rides are free and guided by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders and cover a range routes.

Coun Graham Cain, Cabinet Secretary for Blackpool Council, said: “With warmer weather now hopefully on its way, this is an ideal opportunity for people in Blackpool to dust off their bikes and enjoy the benefits of cycling with these great events. You can also hire a bike from any of our sports centres to get involved if needed. ”

For more or to register visit: goskyride.com/Lancashire. Upcoming local rides:

Sunday, April 10: Blackpool – The greenspace of Stanley Park – 5 miler

Sunday, April 19: Fylde – Fylde village tour – 20 miler

Sunday, May 8: Blackpool – Little Bispham along the prom – 7 miler

Sunday May 22: Blackpool – Leafy Lytham circular – 19 miler.