It’s time to get on ya bike! 63% of people across the first six weeks of lockdown said that exercise was important for their mental health (Sport England). The most common exercises over lockdown saw us walking, or getting our bikes out and cycling, around our local green spaces. Peterborough is incredibly lucky to have a number of green cycle routes and connected paths, including the Green Wheel, and we want to celebrate this in our new project, On Ya Bike.

We are working in partnership with PECT with funding from LNER to continue the positive active behaviour changes beyond the pandemic and into our day to day lives. We know that not everyone is a confident cyclist or might not have been on a bike for a number of years. Therefore, the partnership has formed to encourage as many new and old cyclists to feel safe and comfortable when out cycling around Peterborough.

Take a look at the promotional video here:

Find spotter sheets and information about the Hidden Treasures Trail on the PECT website here

Guided Cycle rides: 

Book your place on one of our free guided cycle rides around Nene Park:

Sunday 14th August, Wednesday 17th August, Thursday 18th August, Saturday 27th August, Wednesday 31st August.

Cycle Skills Track:

Come and hone your cycling skills at our Free Drop in cycle skills track at Nene Outdoors:

Wednesday 3rd August, Friday 5th August, Tuesday 9th August, Friday 12th August, Friday 19th August, Wednesday 24th August, Friday 26th August, Sunday 4th September, Saturday 10th September, Saturday 17th September, Sunday 25th September.

Hidden Treasures Trail:

Pick up a Hidden Treasures Trail leaflet from Nene Outdoors at Lakeside or download it here.

Visit all the locations in and around Peterborough on your bike and tick them off as you visit them. Return your completed trail leaflet to Nene Outdoors reception for a chance to win a prize of cycling goodies.