British Cycling and Sky marked a successful year of cycling in partnership with Barnsley Council, with the presentation of a framed GB Cycling Team jersey.
After an exciting year that saw the Tour de France come through Barnsley, the Council’s programmes saw hundreds of people get out on their bikes and join in the amazing season of cycling.
To recognise the success of the partnership, British Cycling Recreation Manager Steve Peters presented a framed GB Cycling Team jersey to Barnsley Council:
“It’s a great time to be inspired by cycling and we’ve really enjoyed working with Barnsley to get more people on bikes than ever before. The first Sky Ride Locals saw lots of people take to their bikes and we’re looking to build on that this year,” said Steve.
Sue Thiedeman Head of Culture and Visitor Economy said:
“Barnsley is a great place for cycling and we’re proud to be part of such high profile sporting events as the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire. We will continue to actively support cycling in the borough and promote its benefits.”
Sky Ride Locals are free bike rides guided by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes. With different levels, there’s something for everyone – from easy going through to challenging rides.
In the last seven years of British Cycling’s partnership with Sky, more and more people in Britain have been getting into cycling regularly – more than one million now cycle once a month. The partnership with Barnsley Council has helped contribute to this figure and there are now lots of opportunities to ride in Barnsley through Sky Ride Local, women-only Breeze rides and Britain’s biggest social cycling network, Ride Social.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with Barnsley Council again this year. Ultimately, we want to work together to get more people on bikes, riding recreationally and really falling in love with cycling. With our Sky Ride Local, Breeze and Ride Social programmes there are lots of opportunities for the people of Barnsley to get cycling,” added Steve.
For more information about cycling in Barnsley, visit goskyride.com/Barnsley
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