Sport Blackpool provides access to cycling and cycling facilities, including hire bikes, cycle courses, cycle track and group rides.
Yellow Hire Bikes
There’s nothing better on a sunny day than feeling the sea breeze in your hair as you pedal along Blackpool’s famous Promenade with its panoramic views of the coast and easy access to famous attractions along the Golden Mile. Plus as part of Blackpool’s Cycle Town programme cycle friendly explorer routes were created that take you from the Promenade inland to Stanley Park and the Zoo.
Blackpool’s hire bike scheme provides comfortable and distinctive yellow bikes to experience on two wheels all that Blackpool has to offer. Bikes can be hired from the Solaris Centre on South Promenade and the Council’s Sport Centres: Blackpool Sports Centre, Stanley Park; Moor Park Health & Leisure Centre and Palatine Leisure Centre.
Wheels For All
The Wheels for All scheme wants to get people of all ages, disabilities and differing needs cycling for health.
If after many years you are considering getting back on a bike and might be a little wobbly or you have a disability, we have a wide range of bikes to support your progress.
There are trikes, quads and hand cycles as well as 2-wheelers for you to try out. Weekly sessions take place on the Sports Arena Athletics track in Stanley Park every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10.00am to 11:30am. There is also the opportunity to join us in traffic free group rides, designed to support, encourage and build confidence for people who would like to ride a bike but for whatever reason do not have the opportunity to do so.
Adult Cycle Training
Does the idea of cycling on the road worry you?
Urban Biking sessions are available designed to give you the skills, confidence and support to cycle safely on the road in traffic, making for a more enjoyable ride.
The training is free and delivered by Blackpool Council’s qualified cycle instructors over two hours. Going out on the road in a small group this is a practical and friendly course over two hours.
Bikeability is the national standard cycle training programme designed to teach cycling skills and knowledge in a practical way for today’s roads.
Level 1 is for anyone who can ride a bike from age 6+. Training takes place in an off road environment where basic bike control is mastered with the help of qualified instructors. Blackpool Council delivers Level 1 training at Palatine Cycle Track and Stanley Park Athletics Arena.
Level 2 is where control skills learnt in level 1 are practised on the streets to give trainees a real cycling experience. Trainees must be aged 9+. Recognising hazards and where to ride on the road are dealt with in Level 2.
Level 3 is taught on challenging roads and traffic situations such as dual carriageways and roundabouts. Training groups are smaller so the course can be tailored to your needs and routes.
Bikeability trained cyclists receive a badge and certificate in recognition of the level they’ve achieved.
Blackpool BMX Club – Meets every Saturday morning at the BMX race track in Stanley Park. New members welcome.
Blackpool Clarion – The club motto is “we never leave a rider behind”. Club rides around the Fylde on alternate Sundays and every Thursday in the summer.
Blackpool Youth Cycling Association (BYCA) – a road bike club with British Cycling qualified coaches for children aged 8 to 18. It meets on Tuesday evenings at the Palatine Leisure Centre cycle track.
Blackpool BMX Track
National standard BMX race track on East Park Drive, Blackpool.
Palatine Closed Circuit Track
1km road bike track for racing events, training and open to the public.
(Pre booking is required at Palatine Leisure Centre).
Mereside Pump Track
A track with bumps and banked corners that can be ridden without pedalling. Bowness Avenue, Blackpool.
Blackpool Wyre and Fylde cycle map
Use the cycle map to plan your route to work, school or the shops. Fancy a leisurely ride around town to keep fit? The map will help you find the quickest or most cycle friendly route to take. You could find some off-road routes you didn’t know about.
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