Sky Ride Local takes off in Bradford
Published 21 May 2012
May has already been a great month for Sky Ride Local in Bradford, with a host of bike rides getting underway across the city. British Cycling, in partnership with Bradford Council’s Youth Service, provided Sky Ride Local rides for over 130 people from a range of communities over the last two weekends.
Sky Ride leaders ran five rides for a number of faith groups, as well as the Bangladeshi Youth Organisation, a women and girls group, a Befriending group for young people with learning difficulties and an Afro-Caribbean community group. They also organised a ride for Bradford Academy so that pupils and their parents could enjoy a leisurely bike ride together. The Youth Service provided bikes, equipment and transport to the Spen Valley Greenway and the local ride leaders took the groups for a pleasant 12 mile ride in the sunshine from Victoria Park in Oakenshaw to Dewsbury and back.
Dan Goodey, British Cycling’s Recreation Manager for Yorkshire said: ‘Our partnership with the Council enables us to take Sky Ride Local right into the heart of communities in Bradford. With the support of the Youth Service we were able to remove the barriers to participation and help people to enjoy the benefits of getting out on a bike. And with plenty of Sky Ride Local rides running throughout the summer and the Sky Ride city event on 1 July, there are lots more opportunities for people in Bradford to keep cycling.’
Naz Ali from Bradford’s Youth Service added: ‘The rides over the last two weekends have been a massive success, enabling young people from different backgrounds and with different abilities to ride together.’
Sky Ride Local is off to a great start in Bradford and everyone can get in on the action. Register now for one of the many Sky Ride Local rides in Bradford.