Getting on your bike is quick, cheap and provides a number of health benefits 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.
There are 4 primary schools – Deighton Gates Primary School, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Crossley Street Primary School and St James’ Church of England Primary School which can all be reached by bike within 10 minutes. Wetherby High School is also just 10 minutes away. Cycling to the nearest shops is also easy, with a range of supermarkets located within just a 10-minute ride.
The nearest dentists – York Place Dental Practice and Ashby Dental Practice can both be accessed by bike in approximately 5 – 10 minutes. The local GP surgery is also just a 5-minute ride away and Day Lewis Pharmacy and Boots Pharmacy can be reached in around 5 minutes too!
For those interested in keeping fit and healthy, Wetherby Leisure centre is nearby (15 minutes bike ride away) and features a swimming pool, gym and several pool based fitness activities. For more detailed information on what is available visit: active.leeds.gov.uk.
For those that cycle for leisure purposes, National Cycle Route 67 is nearby and provides convenient links with Spofforth and Harrogate. A large part of this route is referred to as the Wetherby Railway Path, a leisurely route which runs alongside a disused railway line providing direct access to Spofforth Castle. The castle can be reached in just 15 minutes and is free to explore; so why not combine cycling with a fantastic day out?
Wetherby Wheelers Cycling Club was founded in 1985 and is an affiliated British Cycling club. The club have group rides on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday each week. The club also offers alternative rides for people wanting a shorter run or people with less cycling experience who want to build up to the longer rides. For more information or to join the club click here.