Sports and leisure

Join a club

If you enjoy cycling and want to take your interest further, why not join a cycle club? You'll get support from other club members and can join a range of cycle sport events throughout the year. Most clubs run events for junior members too. 

Barnsley Road Club

The club was set up in 1924 to promote cycling in the Barnsley area. Members regularly take part in time trials, road races and reliability rides.

Regular events include:

  • ten mile evening time trial - weekly during the summer months
  • 50-100 mile club run - Sunday mornings throughout the year
  • Steady Sunday ride - around 30 miles, including a cafe stop. Riding at an average of 12-15mph this ride is suitable for cyclists of moderate riding ability and reasonable road awareness

For more details and other events see the Barnsley Road Club website.

Birdwell Wheelers

The club was set up in 1949 and has members from Barnsley, Sheffield and Rotherham. They run time trials, road races, triathlon and social events. Regular events include:

  • training rides - weekends, and midweek evenings in summer
  • time trials and Audax rides
  • club run - every Sunday, non-members welcome

For more details see the Birdwell Wheelers website.

Cycle events

There's a range of cycling events in Barnsley you can get involved with or take part in:

Tour de Yorkshire - 4 May 2018

On Friday 4 May we'll be playing host to the biggest and best cycle race in Yorkshire!

The second leg of this fantastic race will see both the men’s Tour de Yorkshire and the ASDA Women’s Tour de Yorkshire start outside the Town Hall, before heading through the borough and out towards Rotherham.

Find out more about the Tour de Yorkshire and how to get involved.

Schools Yorkshire Tour - 18-19 June 2018

The Schools Yorkshire Tour 2018 is a baton-relay cycle event for schools in Yorkshire. It aims to encourage more pupils to get out and about by bike, in particular promoting cycling as a way of getting to school.

The baton will be coming through Barnsley on 18-19 June. Twelve schools are taking part in the relay which will see the baton cycled 26 miles across the borough before making its way to Wakefield.

The tour starts at Shawlands Primary, heading into the town centre before making its way to Penistone. It will pass along the Trans Penine Trail, past Wortley Hall, through Hoyland Common, and completes day one at Worsbrough Bank End Primary.

Day two begins with the baton travelling east along National Cycle Network route 62, then route 67. Heading towards Cudworth and over the Dearne viaduct, it will arrive at Shafton Primary before its short journey to Outwood Academy and onward to Wakefield.

You can follow the event on social media with the hashtag #SYT2018.

Barnsley Town Centre Races - 20 July 2018

For more live cycling action after the Tour de Yorkshire, why not get involved in this year’s Barnsley Town Centre Races?

The event includes junior races, the televised HSBC UK National Circuit Series and National Women's Road Series races, and a free community ride.

Find out more about the Barnsley Town Centre Races and how to get involved.

To ask about events

Town Centre Races

See live cycling action at the Barnsley Town Centre Races on 20 July 2018. You can get involved in the races or join in the free community ride.

More about the Barnsley Town Centre Races