Summer cycling at Nostell

Cyclists on the Carriageway path to Obelisk Lodge at Nostell

Whether you're a pedal pro or learner rider, Wakefield District Cycle Forum are back at Nostell this summer with regular activities suitable for different ages and abilities.

Summer cycling skills, rides and safety checks 

We're delighted to welcome back Wakefield District Cycle Forum to the vista and beyond for another season of expert tips and activities. Don't have a bike? You can borrow one for Holiday Wednesdays or book one in advance for guided rides.

Holiday Wednesdays

11am to 3pm, each Wednesday from 28 July to 18 August inclusive

You'll find the dedicated WDCF information stand on the vista for maps, leaflets and advice.

Take part in a free cycling skills session whatever your age or ability. 

Enjoy a short guided ride around the grounds.

Cycling at Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire
Cycling at Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire
Cycling at Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire

Family Fun Day

Sunday 29th August   11am to 4pm 

Dust off your bike and bring it along to see the Bike Doctor for an expert health check.

Visit the dedicated WDCF information stand for maps, leaflets and advice.

Take part in a free cycling skills session whatever your age or ability. 

Explore the grounds of Nostell with a short guided ride.

Cycling at Nostell Priory and Parkland West Yorkshire
Cycling at Nostell Priory and Parkland West Yorkshire
Cycling at Nostell Priory and Parkland West Yorkshire

Guided Cycle Rides

Meet beside the Treasure House vista for the start time of your chosen ride. If you'd like to borrow a bike please book one in advance by emailing info@cycling-wakefield.org.uk

Easy cycle rides

Tuesdays:  27 July, 24 August and 28 September

Sundays: 1 August and 5 September

With an easy-going pace, these rides are ideal for beginners, families and those wanting to build their confidence.

Meet beside the treasure house vista for 10:30am on the day of your chosen ride and expect to be in the saddle for between two to three hours, covering a distance of up to 10 miles.

Steady cycle rides

10am, Saturday 21 August and 18 September

Steady rides are suitable for fairly confident cyclists who can keep to comfortable pace for up to 20 miles. Expect to be in the saddle for up to three hours.

Wind your way around snaking bends along the green trail
Family on the green cycle trail at Nostell
Wind your way around snaking bends along the green trail

Dedicated cycling trails

There are plenty of routes through the estate to explore on two wheels, including two bike-only trails through beautiful woodland.

The green cycle route is best for little legs and familes, while the blue route has a few more ups and downs for a bit more of a challenge. 

Good to know

You'll find secure cycle racks in the Stables Courtyard.

We're sorry but bikes and scooters aren't permitted in the gardens (including the woodland play area).

Whizz down hills and round bends on the blue trail at Nostell
Families on the blue cycle trail at Nostell
Whizz down hills and round bends on the blue trail at Nostell