Get involved in cycling

Find details about cycle clubs, cycle training for young people, the borough cycle map, and the borough's cycling strategy.

The borough cycle map

doncaster cycle map
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Every route shown on the map has been cycled and evaluated and many of the advisory routes marked have been suggested by local cyclists.

The map also highlights places of interest that cyclists may wish to visit as well as all important refreshment stops.

Copies of the cycle map are also available free of charge:

  • from the Tourist Information Centre on High Street, the Central Library in Waterdale
  • or by contacting the Transportation Unit

Other Routes

Please find below more enticing and exciting rides to take around the Borough of Doncaster.

Go Ride Children's Coaching

Doncaster Wheelers Cycling Club is an accredited British Cycling Go Ride Club. They provide a programme of activities and Go Ride coaching sessions aimed at young riders up to the age of 16 years. The aim of the Go Ride sessions are to improve the ability and confidence of young riders in challenging and fun ways. The sessions include riding skills, developing confidence with individual and team exercises, games and circuit races.
The sessions are a great opportunity for young riders to have fun, keep fit and develop bike handling and skills in a safe environment. For more information please visit 

Active Travel Officer

Our Active Travel officer delivers a planned programme of activities to increase cycling and create a supportive environment. 

This is done by: 

  • working with the school management team to gain their full support for the programme 
  • using every opportunity possible to explain the benefits of cycling to the children, their parents and teachers 
  • addressing parental and school concerns about the safety of children getting around by bike, with the help of the local authority and other partners 
  • organising practical activities that help give people confidence to walk and cycle more, including group cycle rides, cycle training and bike maintenance 
  • linking cycling to the school curriculum 
  • providing training opportunities for teachers and parents, enabling them to start leading activities themselves 
  • organising local events, generating positive publicity and motivating children, parents, staff and community members to join in 
  • arranging UK-wide mass-participation events, such as the Big Pedal

For more information please contact  

Cycling strategy

The council first adopted a Cycling Strategy during the 90s which has enabled a range of projects to be implemented in partnership with stakeholder organisations.

Projects implemented include:

  • the Trans Pennine Trail,
  • off-road Greenways linking suburban areas to the town centre including the Southern Greenway to Rossington, the Northern Greenway to Adwick and the Woodfield Greenway to Balby-Edlington
  • cycleways adjacent to busy roads such as White Rose Way, York Road, Wheatley Hall Road, Thorne Road, Armthorpe Road
  • cycle routes using quieter residential roads such as through Bessacarr
  • cycle parking at key destinations  
  • Bikeability training at schools
  • publicity events and marketing
  • working with businesses to provide parking , lockers and advice at workplaces

These measures have helped reverse the decline in cycling. Annual counts since the turn of the century show a year on year increase in cycle usage of around two percent In addition, the accident rate involving cyclists has reduced year on year since 1999.

Cycling Strategy
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Bikeability scheme

The Bikeability scheme is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

Helping cyclists develop observation and manoeuvrability skills, it introduces the Highway Code for Young Road Users, teaches the importance of cycle maintenance and hazard awareness and provides information and advice on being conspicuous and wearing protective headgear.

For more information or to book Bikeability training in your school

Help and advice for cyclists

Whether you are already a keen cyclist or would like to learn to ride, Doncaster has a range of cycling services to help.

Across Doncaster there are a variety of packages available to support and inform employees/employers of the benefits of walking and cycling to work.

You can get support with journey plans, free cycle servicing and even the installation of cycle parking facilities.

We also offer free adult and family cycle training in Doncaster (including use of a bike during training):

For further information on cycling visit:

  • InMotion
  • NHS Choices website - for great tips and advice if you are just starting to ride a bike or haven’t been on one for a while.

Cycling clubs/groups

There are numerous clubs/groups within the borough that offer cycling opportunities on a regular basis throughout Doncaster. For more information on these great opportunities, please follow the links below:

Cycle hire schemes

Rovers:Ride It! Is a free cycle hire scheme based at Keepmoat Stadium. We offer cycle and safety equipment hire as well as route planning guidance to enable children and families to explore Doncaster on a bike.

Club Doncaster Foundation is also now recognised as an official Yorkshire Bank Bike Library to be known as Rovers Bike Library, a concept for the public to donate unwanted bikes which will then be modified and used as part of our hire scheme to allow more people to access cycling.

For more information please contact or call 01302 764663.

Cycling stories

Doncaster’s Cycling Stories is a 2 year project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and managed by darts (Doncaster Community Arts), with support from Heritage Doncaster and Doncaster Council.

The project aims to encourage people to share their memories of cycling in Doncaster and record their stories for future generations.

For more information please visit:

Related information

Last updated: 29 April 2019 13:40:01