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Get ready for an unforgettable cycling event at The Big Wonders of Wakefield Ride as part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024‘s Moving Festival!


Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, there’s a ride distance perfect for you. With seven different ride distances ranging from 4 to 21 miles, you can choose a route that matches your experience and fitness level. All rides start from the beautiful Pugneys Country Park, providing a picturesque and welcoming beginning to your cycling adventure.


Each route is thoughtfully designed to include a section of the 21-mile Wonders of Wakefield cycle route. This ensures that no matter which distance you choose, you’ll experience a part of this renowned trail. Along the way, enjoy a 30-minute break at a key point on your route, giving you ample time to rest and explore one of the Wonders of Wakefield. Visit historic Sandal Castle, take in the tranquil beauty of Newmillerdam, or immerse yourself in the art at The Hepworth Wakefield. These stops are not just breaks but opportunities to soak in the rich culture and natural beauty of the Wakefield District.


After your refreshing break, you’ll embark on the return journey to Pugneys Country Park. The routes are mainly off-road, allowing you to ride through scenic paths and enjoy the landscape without the worry of traffic. The well-marked WoW route ensures a safe and enjoyable ride back, making the entire experience both relaxing and invigorating.


Book your place


Sunday 4th August 10am -11.10am to Hepworth (4 mile)– Click here to book


Sunday 4th August 10.30am -13.20pm to Anglers Country Park (16 mile) – Click here to book


Sunday 4th August 11am -2.30pm Full WoW (21 mile) – Click here to book


Sunday 4th August 11.30am – 1.40pm to Newmillerdam (7 mile) – Click here to book


Sunday 4th August 12pm -3pm to Nostell Priory (14 mile)– Click here to book


Sunday 4th August 12.30pm -2.30pm to Heath Common (8 mile)– Click here to book


Sunday 4th August 1pm -2.15pm to Sandal Castle (5 mile)– Click here to book


Inclusive Cycling Activities


We are proud to make this event inclusive for everyone. Experience Community will be at the park offering wheelchair users the chance to try out a range of adapted cycles. These specially designed cycles ensure that individuals with mobility challenges can experience the joy and freedom of cycling in a safe and supportive environment. Knowledgeable staff will be on hand to assist and demonstrate how to use the adapted cycles, providing a unique opportunity to enjoy the ride without barriers.


Additionally, Open Country will provide tandem rides for those with visual impairments or learning difficulties. This inclusive initiative ensures that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can participate in the event. Experienced tandem pilots will guide visually impaired riders, fostering a sense of partnership and trust. For those with learning difficulties, the tandem rides offer a supportive and enjoyable way to experience the thrill of cycling, with the reassurance of having a skilled cyclist alongside them.


Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Venue Details

Find us at

Asdale Road, off Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ

Phone

01924302360

Email

pugneyscp@wakefield.gov.uk