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Find out more about where to cycle, local cycling groups, apps to support you whilst cycling and where to hire bikes from if you don't have one.

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Barnsley Bike Works

A great place to start if you're thinking about getting back on the bike is Barnsley Bike Works. They run bike check sessions in the community and have a workshop in the transport interchange in Barnsley town centre.

They can give your bike a free check over to make sure it's in good running order and they can do minor adjustments too. They have secure bike storage, an e-bike and non-electric bike loan scheme as well as a bike donation scheme.

For more information visit Barnsley Bike Works.

Where to cycle

  • Parks in Barnsley
    Parks are great spaces to ride your bike safely. Find out where your nearest park or play area is.
  • Sustrans
    A UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors. Take a look at the National Cycling Network planner for cycling routes.
  • The Trans Pennine Trail
    The Trans Pennine Trail is a national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders and includes loads of routes for getting around Barnsley.
  • BMX Tracks
    Find out more about all of the BMX tracks available to the public including their locations.


More about cycling

Bike hire and loans

Barnsley Bike Works

Barnsley Bike Works is based in the Barnsley transport interchange, and offers:

  • Free Bike Checks
  • Bike donations and re-cycling
  • Borrow an E-Bike
  • local bike route information

For more information visit Barnsley Bike Works.

Charlotte's Tandems

Charlotte's Tandems lend tandems and tag-alongs to people with disabilities or additional needs, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own.

Cycling groups

Barnsley Road Club

Barnsley Road Club was founded in 1924, to promote cycling in the Barnsley area of South Yorkshire. The club covers most aspects of cycle sport, with members regularly participating in time-trialling, road racing and reliability rides. Find out more about Barnsley Road Club.

Birdwell Wheelers

Birdwell Wheelers are a cycling club that is looking for new members. Visit the Birdwell Wheelers website to find out more about upcoming events, about the Birdwell Wheelers and their results.

British Cycling

British Cycling in partnership with HSBC UK and offers information for road, dirt and track biking. They also offer paid memberships to give cyclists benefits such as

  • exclusive rates on bike insurance
  • 10% off cycling purchases in-store at Halford's
  • 10 pounds off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Find out more about British Cycling.

Ride Barnsley

Ride Barnsley is a UK affiliated group based in Wombwell, South Yorkshire. Visit the Ride Barnsley website for more information. Find out more about Ride Barnsley.

Barnsley Wheels for All

Barnsley Wheels For All is at Dorothy Hyman Sports centre, Cudworth, and runs on a Tuesday’s between 10am and 12pm.

Come try out a wide variety of adapted cycles and enjoy the many benefits of inclusive cycling - freedom, fitness and fun!

For more information, email Mike Cooper at mike.cooper@wheelsforall.org.uk or call (01925) 575628.

Let's Ride 

Let's Ride includes hundreds of cycle routes, all accredited by British Cycling.

For each route you can read a description, download a free map, and upload the route to a compatible GPS cycle computer if you have one.

Children and Schools

Ramp it up

Ramp it Up sessions are delivered in communities and schools across the borough. They give children and young people the chance to get more out of cycling and get healthy. The sessions are delivered by trained staff and custom-built ramps, bikes and helmets are provided. Children and young people can show off their skills, or develop cycle confidence. Keep an eye open for a community Ramp it Up session near you between march and September, or if you're a school who wants to book a session, email us at sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk.

Active Travel

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 - ask any teacher. That means they get a flying start in school. 

Find out more about how to start your school's active travel journey.



Couple riding through a park with a child on the back of the bike