Friarwood Park Persimmon

Cycling is a great way to get around the local area

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.

Plan a journey 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.

Save money on bikes, clothing & accessories

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.

Further Useful Links:

  • Cycle maps

    Take a look at the growing range of cycle routes available across Wakefield and beyond:

    West Yorkshire Interactive Cycle Map

    National Cycle Network Route 69
  • Free Adult Cycle Training

    Those living within West Yorkshire are able to benefit from free cycle training and maintenance sessions, provided via the Cycle City Connect project.

    CityConnect Cycles will give you the skills and confidence you need to conquer your commute to work.

    You might currently cycle in your leisure time or maybe you haven’t cycled for 20 years, whatever your cycling experience or ability, a CityConnect Cycles course will have you confidently riding on two wheels in no time.

    Take a look now to find out more and to book your free session - click here
  • Wakefield Cycle Circuit

    The BKCAT circuit is a 1.1km, traffic free cycle circuit at St Thomas a Beckett Catholic Secondary School in Wakefield. Whether you are a cycle club or someone that would like to get into cycling the cycle circuit provides the perfect place for cycle training, coaching, para-cycling, and more. For more information or to request a booking click here
  • Useful links