I enjoy cycling because it clears my head, it renews my mind. I got into cycling through a friend of mine. I just fell in love with it and decided to contact the council and took lessons (with Pedal Ready).
Doncaster has lots of opportunities for residents to get cycling! Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just starting out, there is something for everyone in Doncaster, and great support available for those who are just starting out.
Free cycle training with Pedal Ready
Pedal Ready host free adult and family cycle training from Woodfield Park and Sandall Park. The training is for everyone - from complete beginners, to experienced cyclists who want to refresh their skills.
Pedal Ready can help you:
- Learn how to ride a bike
- Improve your skills to cycle safely on the road
- Get advice about the best routes to cycle to your work/school
To book onto a training course and to find out more contact Pedal Ready or call 07772 374 759.
Doncaster Active Travel Hub
The Doncaster Active Travel Hub offers a range of services to make more journeys by walking and cycling. Services include:
- Bike Loans
- E-bike loans
- Secure cycle parking
- Personalised route planning
- Led walks and rides
- Cycle repairs
- Cycle maintenance classes
- Free Dr Bike sessions for businesses
The Doncaster Active Travel Hub is based at Doncaster Railway Station and a mobile unit can also visit businesses and organisations across the borough to support cleaner, greener transport choices.
Visit the Doncaster Active Travel Hub facebook page for details: Doncaster Active Travel Hub | Facebook
Visit the cycle track
Doncaster Cycle Track at The Dome offers cycling for all abilities, with a wide range of sessions including pay and ride, chain gang, accessible sessions and private hire.
All abilities are welcome from beginners looking for a safe traffic free environment, to confident cyclists practicing for an event. There is also a fleet of adapted cycles to accommodate the needs of all participants.
The cycle hub café is open when the track is open and serves a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.
Wheels for all Doncaster
Cycling Projects and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority are pleased to announce the launch of Wheels for All Doncaster, in partnership with Doncaster Culture Leisure Trust.
Wheels for All is an Inclusive Cycling programme that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs to engage with quality cycling activity, using adapted cycles such as handcycles, trikes and wheelchair transporter to assist in building confidence and independence in cycling.
- 50-minute sessions take place on a Wednesday between 10.00am - 1.00pm.
- £5 per participant, including helmet hire (Support workers/carers go free).
- Book online. Sessions will not run during Doncaster school holidays.
Clancy Briggs cycling academy
Teaching children to ride can be a challenge. Many of us struggle to find the time in our lives and the right space in our busy urban environment to gift our children this life-changing skill. The Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy offers a group environment which encourages learning and development. Your child will become part of a group that learns to play at cycling together, rewarding each other and spurring each other onwards as they acquire new skills and abilities.
For many of us, being on a bike with friends is a thread that ties together years of childhood memories and with Clancy Briggs we want your child to create their own memories that they'll take forward in life. Learning to ride is a gift we give to the next generation and with it comes the likelihood that they'll live a longer, happier and healthier life as a result.
Please contact Clancy Briggs directly to enquire about their Academy.
Join a cycling club/group
There are many clubs/groups within the borough that offer group cycling opportunities on a regular basis throughout Doncaster. Here are some local groups to get you started:
Support for workplaces
Dr Bike offers free service and safety check for bikes at workplaces in Doncaster. Carried out by a fully trained mechanic, drop-in sessions include a full cycle safety check and advice, free minor on-the-spot repairs or referral to the nearest bike shop where needed.
As part of the service, Dr Bike will tune gears and brakes, ensure chains are clean and lubricated, inflate tyres, repair punctures and replace unsafe parts.
If you would Dr Bike to make a visit to your workplace, please contact email@example.com 07585 904818.
Further support and information about cycling in Doncaster
For more information about cycling in Doncaster, please visit the Doncaster Council's 'Get involved with cycling' webpage.