Cycle season is coming and, for anyone who is keen to get out on their bike a bit more this summer, Nottingham City Council and British Cycling have plenty of opportunities to get involved.

In partnership with British Cycling and Sky, Nottingham City Council has scheduled an exciting series of guided bike rides for 2016, starting on Saturday (18 June). As part of a campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, Sky Ride Local rides are guided by British Cycling-trained ride leaders and cover a range of fantastic routes, giving people the opportunity to see their area by bike like never before. What’s more, the rides are pitched at three different levels, so there’s something for everyone.

David Bourque, British Cycling’s Director of Recreation and Partnerships, said: “There’s no better way to get outdoors, get some exercise and explore your local area with friends than on a bike ride. Join the fun and register for a bike ride taking place in Nottingham this summer. Whether you’re building your confidence or looking to challenge yourself, there’s a ride for you in Nottingham.”

Councillor David Trimble, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “Cycling is a great way to get fit, whatever your age or ability, and can be particularly enjoyable during the long summer days and evenings. This year, our FREEsport programme has joined with British Cycling to bring these free Sky Rides back to Nottingham, making it easy for people, particularly new or returning cyclists, to get on their bikes and have some fun.”

Even more cycling opportunities are available in Nottingham this year with ‘Breeze’ and ‘Ride Social’.

‘Breeze’ is the biggest national programme designed to inspire and support more women to ride their bikes. ‘Breeze’ is led by women, for women. The programme is supported by a network of trained volunteers called ‘Breeze’ champions who organise local guided rides on a weekly basis.

Meanwhile, cyclists can discover more with ‘Ride Social’, Britain’s biggest social cycling community. Cycling is more fun when you do it with others and ‘Ride Social’ allows cyclists to meet up, form groups and start riding together.

To register for a free guided bike ride and find out more about getting into cycling, people should visit