All about Sky Ride Local
Sky Ride Local rides are guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes. With different levels, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge.
This year, discover more with Sky Ride Local on one our new themed bike rides – all free to join:
Wildlife & wilderness
You don’t have to be in the middle of nowhere to enjoy getting off the beaten track. Join us on rides which visit local nature reserves, urban farms and conservation areas, and let our Ride Leaders show you their favourite places for spotting birds, deer, and other animals.
History & heritage
Add an extra dimension to your ride by exploring the places that have shaped your area’s history. Our History & Heritage rides visit steam railways, museums, blue plaques, statues, castles, stately homes, industrial heritage, and plenty of interesting architecture.
From black pudding shops to the last resting place of kings; from the birthplace of celebrities to the home of sporting legends… every place has something which makes it special. Follow our Ride Leaders as they show off their favourite local features and hidden gems.
Waterways & woodlands
Whether you’re in town or out in the country, these rides are a great way to get a fresh new perspective. Urban canals, rural rivers, lakes and reservoirs all make brilliant riding. And our off-road routes through woods or forests are perfect for getting away from it all.
City streets & park life
Seeing your town or city by bike is a great way to really get to know it. Join us on parkland paths, traffic-free circuits and some great new bike lanes. Explore quiet roads and get some tips on great routes for commuting by bike.
Eat, drink, ride
If there’s one thing cyclists love, it’s food and drink! We’ve uncovered routes visiting great local producers, from ice cream factories to pie makers, from farmers’ markets to fish & chip shops. And of course there are some cracking cafe stops – perfect for a chat over a coffee and cake.