Sport and leisure

The race returns

Last year saw the riders of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire race through Barnsley, bringing with them high energy crowds, adrenaline-fuelled excitement and exhilarating community spirit for viewers across the world to see.

If you thought last year was a roaring success, hold onto your bike seats… because it’s back! The Tour de Yorkshire will be returning to Barnsley for the third year running from Thursday 30 April until Sunday 3 May – keep an eye out for further details and updates in January.  

If you can’t wait that long, take a look at our photo galleries from the 2019 and 2018 races and enjoy the memories. 

The best of Barnsley cycling

Whether you're a keen cyclist looking for a cycle club, looking to get to work or school, or would simply like to learn to ride a bike for fun, Barnsley has a range of cycle services to help.

Cycling in schools

Active travel means using walking or cycling to get about. It's healthier and better for the environment too. Children who get exercise and fresh air on their way to school are more alert and attentive in class.

Learn to ride a bike

It's never too late to learn to ride a bike. There's various programmes available to help young people and adults develop the skills and confidence to ride safely.