Cycling week starts

NATIONAL bike week kicks off on Saturday and there is a number of rides on offer for residents to get involved.

The first is taking place at Nostell Priory, Wakefield, on June 16 and 17. There will be relay races, cycle skills and a father’s day challenge.

There is also an 18-mile road cycle taking place in Pontefract on Tuesday 19.

Riders are asked to meet at Carleton Community Centre at 6pm.

The week is backed by Wakefield Council who is working with the NHS, National Trust and Wakefield District Cycle Forum.