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Riding a bike is a simple, fun and low-impact form of exercise for all ages and we have a range of activities for both children and adults - including cycling lessons, free regular group rides, and our exciting and inclusive Cycle Three Sisters events.

Group rides

Starting out from cycle pods and other points across Wigan Borough, our group rides are completely free and suitable for adults of all fitness levels and abilities… so get on your bike and join us!

We encourage all riders to pre-book their place via British Cycling’s Let’s Ride website(external link).

Bikes and helmets are available to borrow free of charge! But please feel free to bring your own equipment if you have it.

1-2-1 or small group sessions

We’re able to accommodate individuals or small groups of adults who would like to learn how to ride or improve their cycling skills.

Setting out from your local cycle pod on a day and time that suits you, our free sessions use safe, traffic-free spaces to grow your confidence on two wheels.

Bikes and helmets are available to borrow free of charge.

Find your local cycle pod

Bikeability Balance (ages 4-6)

Bikeability Balance is a fun and exciting way to provide young children with the basic balance and co-ordination skills they need to ride a bike. It includes a range of games and tasks carried out on balance bikes (no pedals) to develop handling and awareness skills.

Booking is essential. Check out our calendar to find our next free course and book a session.

Learn to Ride (ages 6-12)

We have Learn to Ride group cycle skills sessions outside of school hours, usually on Saturdays or during the school holidays. Training is delivered in small, friendly groups of six children by two qualified instructors.

Booking is essential. Check out our calendar to find our next free course and book a session. 

Cycle Three Sisters

Cycle Three Sisters is our free, twice-yearly celebration of cycling at Ashton-in-Makerfield’s Three Sisters Circuit.

We have bikes available to borrow and ride around the course, balance bikes and cycle skills sessions for children, and Wheels For All adapted cycles for people with a range of disabilities, plus a range of other activities and entertainment off the track.

Leigh Bike Library at Leigh Youth Hub

You can borrow bikes and cycling equipment free of charge for up to a month at a time from our Leigh Bike Library based at the Leigh Youth Hub at Leigh Sports Village.

We also offer residents the option to buy their bike at a discounted rate.

Pedal Parties

Join us at Leigh Youth Hub on the first Saturday of each month (9.30am-11.30am) for a family-friendly ‘Pedal Party’! These traffic-free events, in association with British Cycling, support cyclists of all ages to develop their skills on a bike. Ride as a family around our short route, or explore further afield as you gain confidence and follow the paths to Pennington Flash. There’s no need to book - just turn up. Bikes and helmets available to borrow free of charge.

Wigan & Leigh Girls Cycling

Calling all girls aged 11-16. Wigan & Leigh Girls Cycling group aims to get more young girls cycling. Join our regular girls-only rides and meet-ups, make new friends, build confidence and have some fun getting active. Plus, we’ll teach you cycle skills and basic bike maintenance to keep you moving. Bikes and helmets available to borrow free of charge. For details of upcoming events please check our calendar below.

Other services

If you have a bike that’s in need of some TLC, the friendly team at Gearing Up (external link) can help you get it in tip-top condition!

Want to learn cycle skills or bike maintenance? Check out the Transport for Greater Manchester website (external link) for a full list of cycle training and maintenance courses in your area.

Get in touch

Want to know more about cycling with Be Well or cycle pods in your area? Email the team for more information.

Cycling sessions timetable


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