Cycling in Wigan and Leigh

Which of our Active Outdoors cycle rides is for you?

Any new participants to the programme will receive 12 weeks free before having to purchase a pass in order to continue using our bikes. Participants using their own bikes continue to ride for free. Helmets provided on request.

NOTE: Booking is essential for all rides - call 01942 488481 to check availability

Introduction to Cycling

Join one of our qualified cycle instructors for a free 1 to 1 lesson or small group ride. Whether you are looking to gain confidence on two wheels or just fancy cycling with family or friends, our introduction to cycling programme can cater to your needs. Rides can last from 30 minutes up to 1 hour.

Steady Rides

Distance: 6-12 miles | Duration: 1-1.5 hours | Speed: 8-10 mph

Our Steady Rides are the next step up from our Introduction to Cycling sessions and whilst you may encounter the occasional hill along the way, it won't be anything too taxing.

Challenging Rides

Distance: 15-20 miles | Duration: up to 2 hours | Speed: approx 10 mph

Our challenging rides are for the more experienced cyclist and allow you to cover a good distance and conquer some hills in the comfort of a group.

Road Rides

Our Road Rides are designed to help you build confidence cycling on the roads. The rides will vary from 15 miles up to a maximum of 30 miles and are not suitable for cyclists with little or no experience on the bike. All cyclists must provide their own bike and helmet. The bike must be roadworthy and appropriate for the distance covered. Sessions are £1, payable to the Leisure Centre on the day of the ride.

Wigan Life Centre - book here via WIGAN Road Rides on Eventbrite

Leigh Leisure Centre - book here via LEIGH Road Rides on Eventbrite

Evening Cycle Rides

Make the most of the lighter evenings with the Active Outdoors cycle team. Our social evening rides are perfect for those who cannot get to our daytime rides or for any of our regular riders looking to gain a few extra miles. Evening Rides are a mixture of steady and challenging rides.

Calendar of organised cycling sessions

 

Cycle hire after the programme

After your first 12 weeks of complementary bike hire you can loan a bike for £24 per 6 month cycle - subject to availability. Passes can be purchased throughout the year with prices adjusted accordingly.

Dates of hire

  • Winter pass - 1st October to 30th March
  • Summer pass - 1st April to 30th September

Passes can be purchased by debit or credit card by contacting Inspiring healthy lifestyles' Contact Centre on 01942 828508.

If you would like to pay cash, passes can be purchased from Inspiring healthy lifestyles' HQ office at Robin Park Sports Centre (1st floor).

 

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