Cycling in Wigan and Leigh

Looking to start cycling but don't know where to start? Love cycling and want to go on a ride with like-minded people? When it comes to cycling in Wigan and Leigh we've got it covered. Check out our offers below and if you need more information, call us on 01942 488 481.

Which of our Active Outdoors cycle rides is for you?

Join one of our qualified cycle instructors on our new ‘Introduction to Cycling’ course.

Our 4-week cycling course is perfect for those looking to gain confidence on two wheels whilst learning the basics of cycling. Bring your own bike and helmet or borrow ours as part of the price - it's up to you. Upon completion of the course, riders will have built the confidence to ride within a group for up to 1 hour on traffic-free routes.

Cost is £8 for the 4-weeks. Locations and times vary throughout the year. To find out the nearest one to you, or to book, visit our Upcoming Events section below.

Distance: 6-15 miles | Duration: 1-2 hours | Speed: 8-10 mph

Our FREE Steady Rides take place weekly and are the next step up from our 'Introduction to Cycling' sessions. Whilst you may encounter the occasional hill along the way, it won't be anything too taxing. All rides are led by qualified leaders and are on traffic free routes. There is no need to book, just simply turn up.

If you don't have your own bike and helmet that's not a problem. We'll lend you a bike and helmet completely free of charge for the first 12 weeks. Electric bikes are available upon request on our Easy and Steady Rides After your first 12 weeks of complementary bike hire you can then loan a bike for £24 per 6 month cycle - subject to availability. Six month passes for bike hire can be purchased throughout the year with prices reducing the later you join within the six month period. There are two six month passes - Winter and Summer.

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

1-2-1 or small group tuition Learn to ride, improve confidence, or just build up your skills to zoom out with the kids at the weekend. To book a one-off cycling session for an individual or small group contact our team on 01942 488481 or email Tellus@ihlmail.org.

These rides are designed to help you build confidence cycling on the roads and in a group. The rides will range from 15-25 miles, sometimes stopping for a refreshment break.

Rides 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 road worthy and appropriate for the distance being covered during the sessions. Limited places available and advance booking essential. To book, visit our Upcoming Events section below.

Want to try something different? Why not try out one of our themed rides. Throughout the year we'll come up with all manner of fun and interesting rides for you to choose from. These rides vary in distance, speed, duration and terrain and they could be anything from a Muddy Fun Ride to a Ice Cream Ride. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events section for each individual ride and to book a place. Riders must provide their own bike and helmet for these rides unless otherwise stated.

Distance: up to 6 miles | Duration: 1-1.5 hours | Speed: we will ride at the speed of the slowest rider. Our FREE Easy Rides take place weekly and are perfect for cyclists looking to get back into cycling or for individuals looking for a leisurely short ride. Rides will be predominantly flat, with regular stops on route. All rides are led by qualified leaders and are on traffic free routes. There is no need to book, just simply turn up.

We'll lend you a bike and helmet completely free of charge for the first 12 weeks. Electric bikes are available upon request on our Easy and Steady Rides After your first 12 weeks of complementary bike hire you can then loan a bike for £24 per 6 month cycle - subject to availability. Six month passes for bike hire can be purchased throughout the year with prices reducing the later you join within the six month period. There are two six month passes - Winter and Summer.

Upcoming Events

Calendar of organised cycling sessions

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