On your bike for summer

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British Cycling has teamed up with Calderdale Council to announce a series of Sky Ride local bike rides over the Summer holidays.

The free local bike rides are led by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders, and take place every Sunday. All the rides have age guides and levels from Easygoing to the more advanced Challenging rides.

A history and heritage 25 mile ride will take place from Brighouse, taking in Queensbury, Ogden Water, Warley and skirting the canal back to Brighouse on Sunday, August 30, at 10am.

This circular loop will really stretch your legs but the rewarding views will be worth it. You’ll need to be fairly fit to take in this ride, and children need to be 11 or older, but it’s really not to be missed if you love being on your bike, climbing a few hills and enjoying the views at the top.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member for communities, Coun Steve Sweeney, said: “During the school holidays it can be challenging to find something to do to fill the time, that isn’t too expensive. Luckily, all the Sky Rides are free to take part in, and there really is something for everyone.The rides are also a great way to discover the area. We’re lucky that we have such lovely countryside in Calderdale, and taking in a bike ride is a great way to explore it.”

To find out more about other Sky Rides and to book a place visit www.goskyride.com and search for races in Calderdale. For more details on cycling in Calderdale visit www.cyclecalderdale.co.uk