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Cycle for Health

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The Cycle for Health project team will be running FREE Cycle for Health Courses from Spring Hall in Halifax from April through to November 2023.

What is Cycle for Health?

Cycle for Health is an 8-week package of support which develops skills and builds confidence via cycling training and guided bike rides.

Designed specifically for adults who have been recognised as having poor mental or physical health, the programme is an excellent example of how targeted cycling initiatives can achieve positive behaviour change, public health benefits and sustainable transport goals.

How is Cycle for Health delivered?

Cycle for Health courses are delivered by Cycling UK on behalf of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority City Connect project. Participants are organised into small groups with qualified instructors and ride leaders for a two-hour session each week. The main aims of the course are:

  • To increase participant activity levels thereby improving their health and wellbeing. 
  • To change participant travel behaviour by offering cycling as a mode of transport. 
  • To offer opportunities to cycle where otherwise it would not be possible.

For more information, download the Cycle for Health leaflet below.

How can I take part in Cycle for Health?

Bikes and helmets are provided for participants and courses will be running on the following dates at The Spring Hall Sports Facility, Halifax, HX3 0AA.

DistrictLocationMonthStart DateEnd DateDayTime
CalderdaleSpring Hall - HalifaxAprilApril 22ndJune 10thSaturday15:30 - 17:30
CalderdaleSpring Hall - HalifaxJuneJune 17thAug 5thSaturday15:30 - 17:30
CalderdaleSpring Hall - HalifaxAugustAug 12thSept 30thSaturday15:30 - 17:30
CalderdaleSpring Hall - HalifaxOctoberOct 7thNov 25thSaturday15:30 - 17:30

Priority will be given to those individuals/groups referred by a referral partner to ensure the programme is reaching those who will benefit most. Please complete the registration form below and return it to to book on a course.

Closed courses are also available for organisations with more than 8-course participants, please contact