Ride for South Yorkshire this summer! It’s time to get pedalling and get fit, whilst saving money and competing for loads of fantastic prizes!
More than 500 people and over 70 companies have already signed up to cycle from now until the end of September to show the rest of the UK that we really are a cycling county – sign up for free at: lovetoride.net/southyorkshire
Register yourself, your friends, your colleagues and your workplace to ensure politicians and employers see why they should fund cycling now and into the future. While you’re at it, you can win bikes, accessories, cinema tickets, lovely local produce and lots more.
Don’t worry if you haven’t ridden before or don’t have a bike. Love to Ride’s Cycle September is for riders of all abilities, there’s lots of support (and even hire bikes) available, and together we can help you make cycling grow throughout South Yorkshire.
This initiative is supported by the local authorities and the NHS, and aims to encourage over 1000 people and over 100 companies to get cycling in South Yorkshire, so register today and show your support.
(Don’t delay! Leeds are taking part too, so let’s make sure we don’t get left behind!)
28th July sees the return of the Barnlsey Road Race and at the HUB we are pretty excited about it! There is going to be some exciting racing and also this year the community ride gives YOU the chance to ride the course before the pro’s do.
Barnsley HUB will be up at the Town Hall offering Dr Bike checks on the 28th, so if you haven’t ridden your bike for a while and feel inspired, our HUB mechanics will give it a check over to get you on the road*
The community ride is your chance to ride the course before the race starts and get an idea of what’s in store for the riders. It doesn’t matter what bike you have, every one is welcome to come along community ride. To take part riders need to register on the British Cycling Website. Registration is FREE and the event is part of British Cycling / HSBC ‘Let’s Ride’ programme.
The Community ride starts at 4.30pm and runs for an hour, then the racing begins!
Its going to be an exciting spectacle watching the riders battle it out on the closed roads of Barnsley town Centre. You can find information on the race timings to help you plan your visit, and also pick the best place to watch the action as it unfolds.
Barnsley Road Club and Barnsley Council are the team behind this exciting event and it would be great to see as many Barnsley residents enjoying the race and cheering the riders on. Barnsley Road Club is a friendly club that offers a selection of rides to suit keen cyclists and those new cyclists who want to start to increase their miles. You can find more information on Barnsley Road Club here
Take a tour around the Barnsley Cycle HUB. We maybe small but have a lot to offer, from secure cycle parking to electric and conventional cycle loans, through to workshop services and refurbished bike sales. Pop in and see us at the HUB to either get you cycling or keep you cycling.
On Sunday April 30th some of Europe’s top riders will battle it out on stage 3 of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. Barnsley features in the final stage 3, and will play a key role in deciding who will pull on the blue winners jersey.
As the route leaves the start in Bradford it will tackle some of Yorkshires testing climbs before reaching the Barnsley border, the peleton (main group of riders) will go through Penistone, Oxspring, Thurgoland and Wortley, before heading off to finish in Sheffield’s Fox Valley.
Here at the HUB we are getting ready for the race coming through. Call in for the latest information. There is also a chance to ride the route before some of the professional riders. The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire ride offers 3 ride distances, 45, 75 and 100 km, with routes that are suitable for all abilities. To enter visit letour.yorkshire.com/maserati-tour-de-yorkshire-ride