Getting on your bike is quick, cheap and provides a number of health benefit’s such as a positive contribution to weight loss and mental health, and reduced chance of serious illness. Cycling is, therefore, a great way to get around the local area, or if you are a little fitter, to travel further afield.
From your new home at Friarwood Park you can cycle into Pontefract town centre in around 5 minutes. Here you will find a wide range of useful amenities including doctors, dentists, banks, fast food retailers and a range of supermarkets including Asda, Morrison’s, Farmfoods, Iceland Foods and Marks and Spencer. You can also cycle to the nearest schools – Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, The Kings School, Halfpenny Lane Junior and Infant School and Larks Hill Junior and Infant School in around 10 minutes.
There are also leisure / recreation facilities within Pontefract including several gyms, Pontefract Library, Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club, Pontefract Cue Club and Pontefract Castle; all can be reached within 10 minutes by bike.
CityConnect provide a handy website that allows you to plan a journey by bike within West Yorkshire. Simply enter your start and end points and the website will do the rest.
If you like to get out and about on your bike we have a number of discounts for you to help save you money on the gear you may need. Save at retailers including Halfords and Cycle Surgery, on bikes, accessories, clothing and servicing.