If you were wowed by the Tour de France as it opened in Yorkshire this year, why not get on your bike? Sky Ride events, which are hugely popular, are big traffic-free cycle rides for people of all ages and abilities. This year, they’re taking place in towns and cities including Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester, Hull and Ipswich.
Each event has a designated route, which is open for a set period, but there’s no official start point or start time, so you can ride as much or as little as you like, and it’s completely free to register.
If you haven’t been out on your bike for a long time you can also get a free expert bike check at Halfords.